Music: Opera & Operetta

  • Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures book cover

    Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Karantonis, Dylan Robinson

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing…

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

  • Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage: Manuscript, Edition, Production book cover

    Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage

    Manuscript, Edition, Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ellen Rosand

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring book cover

    Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring

    1st Edition

    By Mark Berry

    Mark Berry explores the political and religious ideas expounded in Wagner's Ring through close attention to the text and drama, the multifarious intellectual influences upon the composer during the work's lengthy gestation and composition, and the wealth of Wagner source material. Many of his…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Musicality in Theatre: Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making book cover

    Musicality in Theatre

    Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making, 1st Edition

    By David Roesner

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte book cover

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte

    1st Edition

    By Charles Ford

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment explains how Mozart's music for Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte 'sounds' the intentions of Da Ponte's characters and their relationships with one another. Mozart, by way of the infinitely generative and beautiful logic of the sonata…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Performing Salome, Revealing Stories book cover

    Performing Salome, Revealing Stories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clair Rowden

    With its first public live performance in Paris on 11 February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salomé took on female embodied form that signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the twentieth century. This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Eighteenth-Century Russian Music book cover

    Eighteenth-Century Russian Music

    1st Edition

    By Marina Ritzarev

    Little is known outside of Russia about the nation's musical heritage prior to the nineteenth century. Western scholarship has tended to view the history of Russian music as not beginning until the end of the eighteenth century. Marina Ritzarev's work shows this interpretation to be misguided.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • The Business of Opera book cover

    The Business of Opera

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anastasia Belina-Johnson, Derek B. Scott

    The study of the business of opera has taken on new importance in the present harsh economic climate for the arts. This book presents research that sheds new light on a range of aspects concerning marketing, audience development, promotion, arts administration and economic issues that beset…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna book cover

    Alice May

    Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna, 1st Edition

    By Adrienne Simpson

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Routledge
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse: P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context book cover

    Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context, 1st Edition

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Grétry's Operas and the French Public: From the Old Regime to the Restoration book cover

    Grétry's Operas and the French Public

    From the Old Regime to the Restoration, 1st Edition

    By R.J. Arnold

    Why, in the dying days of the Napoleonic Empire, did half of Paris turn out for the funeral of a composer? The death of André Ernest Modeste Grétry in 1813 was one of the sensations of the age, setting off months of tear-stained commemorations, reminiscences and revivals of his work. To understand…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Les Misérables and Its Afterlives: Between Page, Stage, and Screen book cover

    Les Misérables and Its Afterlives

    Between Page, Stage, and Screen, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn M. Grossman, Bradley Stephens

    Exploring the enduring popularity of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, this collection offers analysis of both the novel itself and its adaptations. In spite of a mixed response from critics, Les Misérables instantly became a global bestseller. Since its successful publication over 150 years ago, it…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

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