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A Season Of Opera

Author : M. Owen Lee
ISBN : 0802083870
Genre : Music
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Father Lee is internationally known for his commentaries on opera. This book gathers his best commentaries and articles on 23 works for the musical stage, from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss.

Inventing The Business Of Opera

Author : Beth L. Glixon
ISBN : 0195348362
Genre : Music
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In mid-seventeenth-century Venice, opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment. Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles, featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing, but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances. These impresarios were responsible for every facet of production from contracting the cast to balancing the books at season's end. The systems they created still survive, in part, today. Inventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios established Venice as the operatic capital of Europe. Drawing on extensive new documentation, the book studies all of the components necessary to opera production, from the financial backing and the issue of patronage to the commissioning and creation of the libretto and the score; the recruitment and employment of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists; the production of the scenery and the costumes; and the nature of the audience. The authors examine the challenges faced by four separate Venetian theaters during the seventeenth century, and focus particularly on the progress of Marco Faustini, the impresario most well known today. Faustini made his way from one of Venice's smallest theaters to one of the largest, and his advancement provides a personal view of an impresario and his partners, who ranged from Venetian nobles to artisans. Throughout the book, Venice emerges as a city that prized novelty over economy, with new repertory, scenery, costumes, and expensive singers the rule rather than the exception. Through close examination of an extraordinary cache of documents--including personal papers, account books, and correspondence--Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid seventeenth- century Venice. For the first time in a study of Venetian opera, an emphasis is placed on the physical production-- the scenery, costumes, and stage machinery--that tied these opera productions to the social and economic life of the city. This original and meticulously researched study will be of strong interest to all students of opera and its history.

Opera Journeys Guide Opera At Movie Theaters Season 2013 2014

Author : Burton D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781102008651
Genre : Music
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Opera At Movie Theaters 2014 2015 Season

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A guide to operas simulcast and/or screened by the Met Opera, Royal Opera House, et al, during the 2014-2015 season. Over 17 operas, each including Principal Characters, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis.

Opera News

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ISBN : UOM:39015008951942
Genre : Music
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Werner S Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015025422489
Genre : Elocution
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Review Of The New York Musical Season 1885 1886 1889 1890

Author : Henry Edward Krehbiel
ISBN : UOM:39015052390864
Genre : Music
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Reminiscences Of The Opera

Author : Benjamin Lumley
ISBN : HARVARD:HN4XYN
Genre : Opera
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A memoir of the director of Her Majesty's Theatre, London.

Opera For All Seasons

Author : Marianne Williams Tobias
ISBN : 9780253353405
Genre : Music
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From operas presented in reconfigured army barracks to those mounted on a stage rivaling that of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, Indiana University Opera Theater has grown into a world-class training ground for opera's next generation. This illustrated history captures the excitement, hard work, and talent that distinguish each performance and that have made IU Opera Theater what it is today. It includes six decades of opera production from the inaugural Tales of Hoffman, a legendary Parsifal, and a performance of Martinů's Greek Passion at the Met, to the 2008 La Bohème--the first opera streamed live on the internet from Indiana University to a worldwide audience.

Annual Report

Author : National Endowment for the Arts
ISBN : UOM:39015014548690
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Reports for 1980- include also the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.

History Of Chicago From The Fire Of 1871 Until 1885

Author : Alfred Theodore Andreas
ISBN : NWU:35556034741587
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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Wotan S Daughter

Author : Richard Harding Davis
ISBN : 9781743051221
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This title recounts the turbulent life and career of Marjorie Lawrence, one of Australia's most renowned opera stars. From humble beginnings in rural Victoria, Lawrence rose to become one of the pre-eminent Wagner singers of her generation, acclaimed in Europe and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York where she shared roles with Kirsten Flagstad.

Music And Culture In America 1861 1918

Author : Michael Saffle
ISBN : 9781135598013
Genre : Music
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Modern Castrato

Author : Patricia Howard
ISBN : 9780199365210
Genre : Music
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The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age chronicles the career of the most significant castrato of the second half of the eighteenth-century. Through a coincidence of time and place, Gaetano Guadagni was on the forefront of the heroic opera reform, and many forward-thinking composers of the age created roles for him. Author Patricia Howard reveals that Guadagni may have been the only singer of the time fully able to understand the demands and opportunities of this reform, as well to possess the intelligence and self-knowledge to realize that it suited his skills, limitations and temperament perfectly--making him the first castrato to embrace the concepts of modern singing. The first full-length biography of this outstanding singer, The Modern Castrato illuminates the everyday lives of eighteenth-century singers while spotlighting the historic high points of the century. Most famous for his creation of the role of Orpheus in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, his career ranged widely and brought him into contact with many progressives theorists and composers such as Traetta, Jommelli, and Bertoni. Howard's focus on the development of Guadagni's career pauses on essential, related topics along the way, such as the castrato in society, the eighteenth-century revolution in acting, and the remarkable evidence for Guadagni's marionette theater. Howard also assesses Guadagni's surviving compositions, which give new insight into the quality and character of his voice as well as his technical and expressive abilities. The Modern Castrato is an engaging narrative that will prove essential reading for opera lovers and scholars of eighteenth-century music.

Annual Report

Author : National Endowment for the Arts
ISBN : UIUC:30112105077389
Genre : Federal aid to the arts
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Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.

The Musical Standard

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ISBN : MINN:319510019356879
Genre : Music
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The Opera Quarterly

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ISBN : UCAL:B3012217
Genre : Opera
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Handel

Author : David Vickers
ISBN : 9781351564243
Genre : Music
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This anthology represents scholarly literature devoted to Handel over the last few decades, and contains different kinds of studies of the composer's biography, operatic career, singers, librettists, and his relationship with the music of other composers. Case studies range from recent research that transforms our knowledge of large-scale English works to an interdisciplinary exploration of an individual opera aria. Designed to bring easy and convenient access to students, performers and music lovers, the wide-ranging articles are selected by David Vickers (co-editor of the recent Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia) from diverse sources - not only familiar important journals, but also specialist yearbooks, festschrifts, not easily accessible newsletters, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues. Many of these represent an up-to-date understanding of modern Handel studies, deal with fascinating biographical issues (such as the composer's art collection, his chronic health problems, and the nature of popular anecdotal evidence), and fill gaps in the mainstream Handelian literature.

The Illustrated American

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ISBN : UCD:31175030652823
Genre : American periodicals
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Etude

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ISBN : UIUC:30112101011010
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