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  • The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagnerby Hilda Meldrum Brown

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99

    This study examines the nature of the interdisciplinary procedures implicit in 'Gesamtkunstwerk' and suggests a new critical methodology to illuminate the processes and techniques which Wagner used as a bridge between dramatic text and music, thus creating a unique fusion of the major elements that constitute the 'total work of art'. more...

  • The Crafty Art of Operaby Michael Hampe; Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 21.49

    Opera is nowadays performed worldwide. But as an art form it is little understood by performers and audiences alike. The Crafty Art of Opera wants to change that. Here, Michael Hampe brings glimpses of the director's work to a wider audience, uncovering the many techniques and rules that should inform an opera's staging: the need for singers to know... more...

  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume Iby Steven Huebner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume covers opera in Italy, France, England and the Americas during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). The book is divided into four sections that are thematically, rather than geographically, conceived: Places-essays centering on contexts for operatic culture; Genres and Styles-studies dealing with the question of how operas in this period... more...

  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume IIby Michael C. Tusa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume offers a cross-section of English-language scholarship on German and Slavonic operatic repertories of the "long nineteenth century," giving particular emphasis to four areas: German opera in the first half of the nineteenth century; the works of Richard Wagner after 1848; Russian opera between Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov; and the operas... more...

  • Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheusby Jonathan Cross

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Hailed at its premiere at the London Coliseum in 1986 as the most important musical and theatrical event of the decade, The Mask of Orpheus is undoubtedly a key work in Harrison Birtwistle's output. His subsequent stage and concert pieces demand to be evaluated in its light. Increasingly, it is also viewed as a key work in the development of opera... more...

  • Opera From the Greekby Michael Ewans

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Michael Ewans explores how classical Greek tragedy and epic poetry have been appropriated in opera, through eight selected case studies. These range from Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, drawn from Homer's Odyssey, to Mark-Antony Turnage's Greek, based on Sophocles's Oedipus the King. Choices have been based on an understanding that the... 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...

  • 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...