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“O ma Carmen”

Bizet’s Fateful Gypsy in Portrayals from 1875 to the Present

by Victoria Etnier Villamil

<p>? “Qu’est-ce que c’est?” (What is it?) mezzo-soprano Célestine Galli-Marié asked when offered the title role in the 1875 premier of Bizet’s new opera, Carmen. She was only the first in a long line of performers to ask. In the 140+ years ...

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A Most Ingenious Paradox

The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

by Gayden Wren

<p>Written more than a century ago and initially regarded even by their creators as nothing more than light entertainment, the fourteen operas of Gilbert &amp; Sullivan emerged over the course of the twentieth century as the world's most popular

ISBN: 9780199881819

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A Sociable Moment

Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena

by Colleen Reardon

<p>After their military defeat by the Florentines in the mid-sixteenth century, the citizens of Siena turned from politics to celebratory, social occasions to express their civic identity and show their capacity for collective action. In the ...

ISBN: 9780190607524

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Acting for Singers

Creating Believable Singing Characters

by David F. Ostwald

<p>Written to meet the needs of thousands of students and pre-professional singers participating in production workshops and classes in opera and musical theater, <em>Acting for Singers</em> leads singing performers step by step from the studio ...

ISBN: 9780199881833

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AIDA (ENGLISH - Italian)

Full Text / Libretto

by Giuseppe Verdi & Dino Finetti

<p><strong>AIDA -</strong> Opera in four Acts (Full Text / Libretto EN-IT), Synopsis, Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni (ENGLISH – Italian), Comments, VIDEO-Links to YouTube, Giuseppe Verdi (Biography), Friezes and drawings of ancient Egypt, ...

ISBN: 9788828335955

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Alto

The Voice of Bel Canto

by Dan H. Marek

<p>Everyone is familiar with the words <em>diva</em> or <em>prima donna,</em> which have come to mean a (usually) outrageous operatic soprano, but there was a time when the star of the show was more often a contralto, or a soprano singing in ...

ISBN: 9781442235892

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Aluca, Sotia Tenorului

by Maria Margareta Babeanu Moldoveanu

<p>Ar fi putut fi o balerina de mare succes, o stea a scenei, talentul i-ar fi permis. Dar a ales sa fie Sotia Tenorului. Aluca Moldoveanu a scris aceasta carte ca un elogiu adus vietii de cuplu. Chiar daca s-a despartit dupa 25 de ani de ...

ISBN: 9781311725547

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Berlioz: libretti of 3 operas

by Hector Berlioz

<p>This file includes: Béatrice et Bénédict, La Damnation de Faust, and Lélio ou le Retour à la vie, all in the original French. According to Wikipedia: "Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known

ISBN: 9781455393251

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Beyond Elite Law

by Estreicher, Samuel

Are Americans making under $50,000 a year compelled to navigate the legal system on their own, or do they simply give up because they cannot afford lawyers? We know anecdotally that Americans of median or lower income generally do without legal ...

ISBN: 9781316655498

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Beyond Reason

Wagner contra Nietzsche

by Karol Berger

<p><em>Beyond Reason</em> relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career:* Der Ring des Nibelungen*, <em>Tristan und Isolde</em>, <em>Die

ISBN: 9780520966130

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Black Opera

History, Power, Engagement

by Naomi Andre

<p>From classic films like Carmen Jones to contemporary works like The Diary of Sally Hemings and U-Carmen eKhayelitsa, American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André ...

ISBN: 9780252050619

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Bodily Charm

Living Opera

by Linda Hutcheon & Michael Hutcheon

<DIV><I>Bodily Charm</I> is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration ...

ISBN: 9780803294769

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Callas: Portrait of a Prima Donna

by George Jellinek

<p>Maria Callas was the most glamorous, idolized and criticized operatic figure of our time. Loved or hated, no singer inspired so much discussion, nor exercised as much power at the box office as the “ugly duckling” who triumphed over a bitter ...

ISBN: 1230001169362

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Caruso and Tetrazzini On the Art of Singing

by Enrico Caruso & Luisa Tetrazzini

<p>Two of opera's greatest names offer encouragement and useful advice to aspiring singers in this classic guide. Tenor Enrico Caruso and coloratura soprano Luisa Tetrazzini employ nontechnical terms to provide an informal vocalist's anatomy, ...

ISBN: 9780486816524

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Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

by Nancy Yunhwa Rao

<div>The Chinatown opera house provided Chinese immigrants with an essential source of entertainment during the pre “World War II era. But its stories of loyalty, obligation, passion, and duty also attracted diverse patrons into Chinese American

ISBN: 9780252099007

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Curtain, Gong, Steam

Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Gundula Kreuzer

<p>In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly incorporated novel audiovisual effects in ...

ISBN: 9780520966550

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Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy

A Memoir

by Werner Schroeter & Claudia Lenssen

<p>Werner Schroeter was a leading figure of New German Cinema. In more than forty films made between 1967 and 2008, including features, documentaries, and shorts, he ignored conventional narrative, creating instead dense, evocative collages of ...

ISBN: 9780226019253

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Delphi Masterworks of Giuseppe Verdi (Illustrated)

by Giuseppe Verdi & Peter Russell

<p><strong>The operas of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi are among the greatest achievements of nineteenth century culture and remain at the heart of the opera repertory today. His extraordinary works took the opera world by storm, ...

ISBN: 9781788779838

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Delphi Masterworks of Richard Wagner (Illustrated)

by Peter Russell & Richard Wagner

<p>The operas of the German composer Richard Wagner had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his works. He went on to revolutionise the ...

ISBN: 9781786564023

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Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau'

A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

by Denis Diderot, Marian Hobson (Editor), Kate E. Tunstall (Translator) & others

<p>In a famous Parisian chess café, a down-and-out, HIM, accosts a former acquaintance, ME, who has made good, more or less. They talk about chess, about genius, about good and evil, about music, they gossip about the society in which they move,

ISBN: 9781909254930

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