Music: Opera & Operetta

  • Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen book cover

    Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, Adam Whittaker

    Recomposing the Past is a book concerned with the complex but important ways in which we engage with the past in modern times. Contributors examine how media on stage and screen uses music, and in particular early music, to evoke and recompose a distant past. Culture, popular and otherwise, is…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Grand Opera Outside Paris

    Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jens Hesselager

    Nineteenth-century French grand opera was a musical and cultural phenomenon with an important and widespread transnational presence in Europe. Primary attention in the major studies of the genre has so far been on the Parisian context for which the majority of the works were originally written. In…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Verdi’s Exceptional Women: Giuseppina Strepponi and Teresa Stolz book cover

    Verdi’s Exceptional Women: Giuseppina Strepponi and Teresa Stolz

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Anne Ellsmore

    This investigation offers new perspectives on Giuseppe Verdi’s attitudes to women and the functions which they fulfilled for him. The book explores Verdi’s professional and personal relationship with women who were exceptional within the traditional socio-sexual structure of patria potestà, in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions book cover

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850

    Exchanges and Tensions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd, Richard Wrigley

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body book cover

    Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body

    1st Edition

    By Jelena Novak

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Handel book cover

    Handel

    1st Edition

    By Romain Rolland

    Rolland’s biography attempts to provide an overview of Handel’s life and works from his early lessons in music to the classical context in which he is commonly placed. Originally published in English in 1916, Hull’s translation gives an insight into biographical facts and the musical pieces…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story book cover

    Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

    1st Edition

    By Nigel Simeone

    One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Robert Saxton: Caritas book cover

    Robert Saxton: Caritas

    1st Edition

    By Wyndham Thomas

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith: Politics and the Ideology of the Artist book cover

    The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith

    Politics and the Ideology of the Artist, 1st Edition

    By Claire Taylor-Jay

    This is the first book-length study of the genre of 'artist-opera', in which the work's central character is an artist who is uncomfortable with his place in the world. It investigates how three such operas (Pfitzner's Palestrina (1915), Krenek's Jonny spielt auf (1926) and Hindemith's Mathis der…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • Masculinity in Opera book cover

    Masculinity in Opera

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Purvis

    This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: Operas, Ballets, Cantatas, Plays book cover

    An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: Operas, Ballets, Cantatas, Plays

    1st Edition

    By Robert Ignatius Letellier

    Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was a great musical dramatist in his own right. The fame of his operas rests on his radical treatment of form, his development of scenic complexes and greater plasticity of structure and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and close attention to all aspects of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695–1705 book cover

    Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695–1705

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn Lowerre

    From 1695 to 1705, rival London theater companies based at Drury Lane and Lincoln's Inn Fields each mounted more than a hundred new productions while reviving stock plays by authors such as Shakespeare and Dryden. All included music. Kathryn Lowerre charts the interactions of the two companies from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance

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