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  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688

    By Andrew R. Walkling

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688–89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

    By Martin Nedbal

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974–77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • The Business of Opera

    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

    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

  • Handel

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context

    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 Wodehouse…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Grétry's Operas and the French Public

    From the Old Regime to the Restoration

    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

    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

  • Opera in a Multicultural World

    Coloniality, Culture, Performance

    Edited by Mary Ingraham, Joseph So, Roy Moodley

    Through historical and contemporary examples, this book critically explores the relevance and expressions of multicultural representation in western European operatic genres in the modern world. It reveals their approaches to reflecting identity, transmitting meaning, and inspiring creation, as…

    Hardback – 2015-07-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Gioachino Rossini

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Denise Gallo

    Giochino Rossini: A Research and Information Guide is designed as a tool for those beginning to study the life and works of Gioachino Rossini as well as for those who wish to explore beyond the established biographies and commentaries. The first edition was  published in 2001, and represented…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge

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