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Opera

  • "Essays on Opera, 1750-1800 "by JohnA. Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    The study of opera in the second half of the eighteenth century has flourished during the last several decades, and our knowledge of the operas written during that period and of their aesthetic, social, and political context has vastly increased. This volume explores opera and operatic life of the years 1750-1800 through a selection of articles intended... more...

  • "Opera Remade, 1700?750 "by Charles Dill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    Opera in the first half of the eighteenth century saw the rise of the memorable composer and the memorable work. Recent research on this period has been especially fruitful, showing renewed interest in how opera operated within its local cultures, what audience members felt was at stake in opera performances, who the people-composers and performers-were... more...

  • 100 Great Operas And Their Storiesby Henry W. Simon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, 100 Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written.   From La Traviata to Aïda , from Carmen to Don Giovanni , here are the plots of the world’s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner. Written... more...

  • 30-Second Operaby Hugo Shirley

    The Ivy Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture, yet to the modern novice it can seem exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long. In 30-Second Opera, music journalist Hugo Shirley takes the reader through the many building blocks that combine to bring the medium alive: its musical history, context and language, its composers,... more...

  • The Absence of God in Modernist Literatureby Gregory Erickson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Uses recent thought in continental philosophy and postmodern theology to interpret hidden and contradictory 'god-ideas' in texts of modernism such as Henry James's The Golden Bowl , Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time , James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man , and Arnold Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron . more...

  • Acting for Singersby David F. Ostwald

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.99

    Written to meet the needs of thousands of students and pre-professional singers participating in production workshops and classes in opera and musical theater, Acting for Singers leads singing performers step by step from the studio or classroom through audition and rehearsals to a successful performance. Using a clear, systematic, positive approach,... more...

  • Alice Mayby Adrienne Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres, including the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The... more...

  • Alternative Chinese Opera in the Age of Globalizationby Professor Daphne P. Lei

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese 'opera' in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. more...

  • Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stageby Peter Brown; Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 54.99

    Operas based on Greek drama - primarily tragedy - have been, and are, among the most important in the repertoire, and this collection of essays by leading authorities in a variety of disciplines provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. more...

  • Art and Ideology in European Operaby Rachel Cowgill; David Cooper; Clive Brown

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Essays highlight the interplay between opera, art and ideology across three centuries. Three broad themes are opened up from a variety of approaches: nationalism, cosmopolitanism and national opera; opera, class and the politics of enlightenment; and opera and otherness. more...