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  • The Oxford Handbook of Operaby Helen M. Greenwald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 184.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Opera offers a series of trenchant, cutting-edge, and previously unpublished essays on the most important and compelling issues confronting those who think and write about opera. The handbook emphasizes not only operas themselves, but such broad concerns of the discipline as genre, voice, national style, performance, censorship,... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Jelena Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body , Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship... more...

  • Inventing the Business of Operaby Beth Glixon; Jonathan Glixon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 32.99

    Inventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy, bringing to life the men and women who successfully established the new genre on the stages of Venice during the seventeenth century. All of the components necessary to opera production are highlighted, from the financial backing, to the libretto and the score, to the singers,... more...

  • Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocalityby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Pieter Verstraete

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work, through vocality. She re-defined... more...

  • Musicality in Theatreby David Roesner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship. The new perspective results... more...

  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainmentby Millie Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre... more...

  • Dance and Drama in French Baroque Operaby Rebecca Harris-Warrick

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 108.00

    Examining the evolving practices in music, librettos, choreographed dance, and staging throughout the history of French Baroque opera. 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...

  • Verdi in Americaby George W. Martin

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; Not Available

    A renowned Verdi authority offers here the often-astounding first history of how Verdi's early operas -- including one of his great masterpieces, Rigoletto -- made their way into America's musical life. more...

  • The Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagnerby Steven Vande Moortele

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The first comprehensive study of musical form in operatic and concert overtures in continental Europe between 1815 and 1850. more...