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  • Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stageby Ellen Rosand

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    After more than three centuries of silence, the voice of Francesco Cavalli is being heard loud and clear on the operatic stages of the world. The coincidence of productions at La Scala (Milan) and Covent Garden (London) in the same month (September 2008) of two different operas signals a new stage in the recovery of these extraordinary works, confined... more...

  • "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...

  • Studies in Seventeenth-Century Operaby BethL. Glixon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    The past four decades have seen an explosion in research regarding seventeenth-century opera. In addition to investigations of extant scores and librettos, scholars have dealt with the associated areas of dance and scenery, as well as newer disciplines such as studies of patronage, gender, and semiotics. While most of the essays in the volume pertain... 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...

  • Opera after 1900by Margaret Notley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    The articles reprinted in this volume treat operas as opera and from some sort of critical angle; none of the articles uses methodology appropriate for another kind of musical work. Additional criteria used in selecting the articles were that they should not have been reprinted widely before and that taken together they should cover an extended array... more...

  • Losing the Plot in Operaby Brian Castles-Onion

    Exisle Publishing PTY Ltd. 2008; US$ 9.99

    Opera conductor Brian Castles-Onion has seen opera from all sides and has decided to step back and reflect on the great operas and on the people who bring them to the stage. In this book he offers light-hearted accounts of some of the best-known operas, spiced with anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip. more...

  • Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Operaby Yayoi Uno Everett

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and... more...

  • Molto Agitatoby Johanna Fiedler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.95

    If the opera world is full of “intrigue, double meanings, and devious dramatics,” then no place exemplifies this more than the world-famous Metropolitan Opera, where politics, ambition, and oversized egos have traditionally taken center stage along with some of the world’s richest music. Drawing on her fifteen years as its press representative, Johanna... more...

  • Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Donizetti's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (L'Elisir d'Amore), featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Giordano's Andrea Chénier (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Giordano's ANDREA CHÉNIER, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...