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  • Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheusby Jonathan Cross

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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, 1750-1800by JohnA. Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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 after 1900by Margaret Notley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Operatic Migrationsby DowningA. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying a wide range of subjects associated with the creation, performance and reception of 'opera' in varying social and historical contexts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Each essay addresses migrations between genres, cultures, literary and musical works, modes of expression, media... more...

  • Paul Bekker's Musical Ethicsby Nanette Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    German music critic and opera producer Paul Bekker (1882–1937) is a rare example of a critic granted the opportunity to turn his ideas into practice. In this first full-length study of Bekker in English, Nanette Nielsen investigates Bekker's theory and practice in light of ethics and aesthetics, in order to uncover the ways in which these intersect... more...

  • Verdi's Attilaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2008; US$ 11.75

    A complete newly translated libretto with Italian-English side-by-side, including Music Highlight Examples. more...