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Opera

  • Florence Foster Jenkinsby Nicholas Martin; Jasper Rees

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 8.40

    'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist... more...

  • Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutteby Charles Ford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment explains how Mozart's music for Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte 'sounds' the intentions of Da Ponte's characters and their relationships with one another. Mozart, by way of the infinitely generative and beautiful logic of the sonata principle, did not merely interpret Da Ponte's characterizations... more...

  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainmentby Millie Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre... more...

  • Musicality in Theatreby David Roesner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship. The new perspective results... more...

  • Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Dramaby Sarah Hibberd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The genre of mélodrame à grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in communicating meaning and passion as spoken dialogue.... more...

  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinemaby Christopher Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing models of subjectivity based on renewed wholeness... more...

  • Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocalityby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Pieter Verstraete

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work, through vocality. She re-defined... more...

  • The Business of Operaby Anastasia Belina-Johnson; Derek B. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    The study of the business of opera has taken on new importance in the present harsh economic climate for the arts. This book presents research that sheds new light on a range of aspects concerning marketing, audience development, promotion, arts administration and economic issues that beset professionals working in the opera world. The editors' aim... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Jelena Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body , Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship... more...

  • Local Gloriesby Ann Satterthwaite

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    By 1900, opera houses were everywhere, but in the twentieth century, radio and movies, and later television and changing tastes made these opera houses seem obsolete. Some were demolished, while others languished for decades until stalwart revivers discovered them again in the 1970s. By considering states with distinctly different histories--principally... more...