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  • 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 – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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

  • Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

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

  • Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage

    Manuscript, Edition, Production

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

  • Performing Salome, Revealing Stories

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

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

    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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Musicality in Theatre

    Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making

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

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

    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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

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

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

  • John Adams's Nixon in China

    Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives

    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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Opera From the Greek

    Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation

    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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Eighteenth-Century Russian Music

    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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

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