Music: Opera & Operetta

  • Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples book cover

    Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples

    1st Edition

    By Anthony R. DelDonna

    The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema book cover

    Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Morris

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment book cover

    Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment

    1st Edition

    By Millie Taylor

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s: Portrayal of the East book cover

    Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s

    Portrayal of the East, 1st Edition

    By Bennett Zon

    Edited by Martin Clayton

    Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth century. The book is in four themed sections.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Michael William Balfe: His Life and His English Operas book cover

    Michael William Balfe

    His Life and His English Operas, 1st Edition

    By William Tyldesley

    Without doubt, Michael William Balfe (1808-1870) was the most successful composer of English opera in the mid nineteenth century. During his lifetime he enjoyed an international reputation and worked with some of the leading singers of the time, including Jenny Lind, Malibran and Grisi. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Opera as Soundtrack book cover

    Opera as Soundtrack

    1st Edition

    By Jeongwon Joe

    Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Operatic Migrations: Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries book cover

    Operatic Migrations

    Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries, 1st Edition

    By Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Edited by Downing A. Thomas

    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,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • There's a Place For Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein book cover

    There's a Place For Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

    1st Edition

    By Helen Smith

    Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918 book cover

    Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918

    1st Edition

    By Paul Rodmell

    While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained largely elusive. Paul Rodmell argues that there were far more…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • John Adams's Nixon in China: Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives book cover

    John Adams's Nixon in China

    Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Timothy A. Johnson

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Opera From the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation book cover

    Opera From the Greek

    Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation, 1st Edition

    By Michael Ewans

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama book cover

    Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd

    The genre of mélodrame à grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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