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Opera

  • Opera for the Peopleby Katherine K. Preston

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 54.99

    Opera for the People is an in-depth examination of a forgotten chapter in American social and cultural history: the love affair that middle-class Americans had with continental opera (translated into English) in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s and the women who managed, sang in, and bankrolled these companies. more...

  • Mozart in Viennaby Simon P. Keefe

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 36.00

    Comprehensive and engaging exploration of Mozart's greatest works, focussing on his dual roles as performer and composer in Vienna. more...

  • Robert Saxton: Caritasby Wyndham Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Caritas relates the 'true', yet largely undocumented story of Christine Carpenter, a 14th-century anchoress who moves towards insanity as her desire for a divine revelation continues to be unfulfilled after a period of three years locked in her cell. Although physically isolated, she is aware of the worldly life and love that she has abandoned. The... more...

  • Verdiby John Suchet

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 12.49

    Giuseppe Verdi remains the greatest operatic composer that Italy, the home of opera, has ever produced. Yet throughout his lifetime he claimed to detest composing and repeatedly rejected it. He was a landowner, a farmer, a politician and symbol of Italian independence; but his music tells a different story. An obsessive perfectionist, Verdi drove... more...

  • The Politics of Operaby Mitchell Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    A wide-ranging look at the interplay of opera and political ideas through the centuries The Politics of Opera takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century. What political backdrops have shaped opera? How has opera conveyed the political... more...

  • History is Our Mother: Three Librettiby Alice Goodman; James Williams

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    The first appearance of Alice Goodman's two internationally-renowned and controversial libretti, alongside one of her masterful translations. An NYRB Classics Original Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer played a crucial role in bringing opera back to life as a contemporary art form, and they have been popular—and, in the case... more...

  • Experiencing Carl Maria von Weberby Joseph E. Morgan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Carl Maria von Weber is recognized as the father of the German Romantic and Nationalist music. Morgan walks readers through Weber’s masterpieces, providing key insights by integrating critical points in the composer's life and the burgeoning Romantic and Nationalist movements in Germany that Weber's music came to champion. more...

  • The Politics of Verdi's Canticaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Politics of Verdi's Cantica treats a singular case study of the use of music to resist oppression, combat evil, and fight injustice. Cantica, better known as Inno delle nazioni / Hymn of the Nations, commissioned from Italy's foremost composer to represent the newly independent nation at the 1862 London International Exhibition, served as a national... more...

  • 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...