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Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


Operas in English: A Dictionary

by Margaret Ross Griffel Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2012)

In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally...


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring"

by Arthur Rackham & James Spero Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold,...


Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

by George W. Martin Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in...


Pr'hody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixen: Translations and Pronunciation

by Timothy Cheek Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2003)

This entire volume is organized in a clear, readable format, resulting in a book that will help to make productions of The Cunning Little Vixen in the original Czech much easier a task than ever before.


Masters of the French Art Song: Translations of the Complete Songs of Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel

by Timothy LeVan Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1991)

Now in Paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure,...


Bringing Soprano Arias to Life

by Boris Goldovsky & Arthur Schoep Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1990)

New in Paperback! This book supplies a soprano with nearly everything she may need to perform the operatic arias discussed. The 28 arias included are chosen from among those that are more popular and most widely...


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

by Philip Kitcher Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

Published in 1913, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Luchino Visconti turned it into a successful...


The Opera Manual

by Nicholas Ivor Martin Scarecrow Press (October 30, 2013)

The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive...


Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism

by Robert Paul Kolt Scarecrow Press (December 12, 2008)

In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the leading American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring...


Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio Scarecrow Press (November 01, 2005)

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...


Word-By-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part I: German and French

by Berton Coffin, Werner Singer & Pierre Delattre Scarecrow Press (March 01, 1994)

This classic test first published in 1966 has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public....


Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part II: Italian: A Companion to the Singer's Repertoire

by Daniel Harris & Arthur Schoep Scarecrow Press (November 01, 1993)

This classic text, first published in 1972, has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, teachers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative...


Verdi and Puccini Heroines: Dramatic Characterization in Great Soprano Roles

by Geoffrey Edwards & Ryan Edwards Scarecrow Press (January 01, 2000)

Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution...


The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath Indiana University Press (July 08, 2011)

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance...


Leoncavallo: Life and Works

by Konrad Dryden & Placido Domingo Scarecrow Press (February 03, 2007)

This is the first fully documented biography of the Italian composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), the beloved and popular composer of the opera Pagliacci.


Historical Dictionary of Opera

by Scott L. Balthazar Scarecrow Press (July 05, 2013)

The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential...


The Zarzuela Companion

by Christopher Webber & Placido Domingo Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2002)

The Zarzuela Companion is a comprehensive guide to the zarzuela's most popular and romantic works written after 1850, with chapters devoted to the major Spanish zarzuela composers, writers and singers. Complete...


Giacomo Puccini: A Discography

by Roger Flury Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2012)

In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography, librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically...


Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique

by Dan H. Marek Scarecrow Press (May 28, 2013)

Giovanni Battista Rubini (1794-1854) was a legendary tenor and the first 19th-century non-castrati male singer to become an international star of opera. The previous two centuries had been the era of the castrati,...


The Bjorling Sound: A Recorded Legacy

by Stephen Hastings University of Rochester Press (May 30, 2012)

A half century after his death in 1960, Swedish tenor Jussi Björling remains one of the most beloved singers in the world. He spent forty-five of his forty-nine years performing in public, rapidly conquering...


Rusalka: A Performance Guide with Translations and Pronunciation

by Timothy Cheek Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2012)

This book serves as an aid to anyone seeking to perform and gain a deeper understanding of this multi-layered opera, which so trenchantly asks what it means to be human, to love, and to be loved in return.


Head First: The Language of the Head Voice

by Denes Striny & Birgit Nilsson Hamilton Books (February 23, 2007)

Denes Striny's international singing career brought him to the major opera houses of the world in leading roles. At the same time, he was evolving his vocal technique in a quest to find his full vocal potential....


Sarah Caldwell: The First Woman of Opera

by Daniel Kessler Scarecrow Press (July 31, 2008)

This is the first biography of the musician, conductor, and director Sarah Caldwell, an indomitable force for opera in America, and the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera.


Mattia Battistini: King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings

by Jacques Chuilon, Thomas E. Glasow, Thomas Hampson & Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw Scarecrow Press (April 13, 2009)

Mattia Battistini: King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings presents a comprehensive study of the life and art of Italian baritone Mattia Battistini (1856-1928), known as the finest example of the bel canto style,...


True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera

by Mark Hernandez, Lotfi Mansouri & Carol Burnett Dundurn (October 06, 2012)

An insider’s view of the opera world from one of its greatest figures.

Everything about opera is larger than life, but the bigger the art form, the bigger the potential for disaster. When things go wrong at...


Opening Windows: Confessions of a Canadian Vocal Coach

by Stuart Hamilton & Lotfi Mansouri Dundurn (September 17, 2012)

Stuart Hamilton, a well-known Canadian musician, has been in the forefront of music in Canada for more than 60 years. Along the way, he has encountered, as a vocal coach and accompanist, most of the great Canadian...


The Collins Guide To Opera And Operetta

by Michael White & Elaine Henderson Collins (May 31, 2018)

Originally published in 1997, Collins Opera & Operetta is an invaluable guide to this fascinating but sometimes misunderstood art form, presenting essential information on over 180 major operas and operettas...


Jarmila Novotná

by Jarmila Novotná, William V. Madison & Brian Kellow The University Press of Kentucky (August 16, 2018)

A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances...


Middlebrow Modernism

by Christopher Chowrimootoo University of California Press (October 09, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

This provocative...


The "La Traviata" Affair

by Dr. Hilde Roos University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a “coloured” cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. The La Traviata...


Dreaming with Open Eyes

by Ayana O. Smith University of California Press (January 29, 2019)

Dreaming with Open Eyes examines visual symbolism in late seventeenth-century Italian opera, contextualizing the genre amid the broad ocularcentric debates emerging at the crossroads of the early modern period...


Fruits of the Cross

by Robert L. Kendrick University of California Press (November 13, 2018)

In this first detailed study of seventeenth-century sepolcri, semi-staged sacred operas performed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, Robert L. Kendrick delves into the political and artistic world of Hapsburg...


Operas in German

by Margaret Ross Griffel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

With nearly three thousand new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary is the most current encyclopedic treatment of operas written specifically to a German text from the seventeenth century...


French Vocal Literature

by Georgine Resick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

French Vocal Literature: Repertoire in Context introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the twelfth century to the present, focusing on works for solo voice...


So You Want to Sing Light Opera

by Linda Lister & Keith Jameson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for performers, teachers, and directors who want to learn more about the delightful genre of light opera, including Viennese operetta, English comic opera,...


Tempesta

by Clive McClelland Lexington Books (October 13, 2017)

Tempesta is a term coined in this book applying to music that exhibits agitated or violent characteristics in order to evoke terror and chaos, involving ideas like rapid scale passages, driving rhythmic figurations,...


The Embodiment of Authority

by Taina Riikonen & Marjaana Virtanen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

Performance is a forum for social action, embodied interaction and shared authority. Recently, as the various acts and agencies surrounding a performance have become the target of scholarly interest, the complex...


Gyoergy Ligeti

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This monograph is an authoritative study of the œuvre of one of the most important composers of our time. For the first time, Ligeti’s key works are presented in the context of their drafts and sketches....


Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture

by Hyunseon Lee & Naomi D. Segal Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

As a uniquely hybrid form of artistic output, straddling music and theatre and high and popular culture, opera offers vast research possibilities not only in the field of music studies but also in the fields...


France and Ireland

by Mary Pierse & Una Hunt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection provides a tantalising selection of these interweaving influences. The book...


Communicating Music

by Antonio Baldassarre & Marc-Antoine Camp Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 26, 2015)

Ernst Lichtenhahn ist ohne Übertreibung ein Doyen der schweizerischen Musikforschung. Als einer der wenigen Musikwissenschaftler im deutschsprachigen Raum hat er unterschiedliche sprachkulturelle und disziplinäre...


Studi Pergolesiani / Pergolesi Studies

by Paologiovanni Maione & Francesco Cotticelli Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 26, 2015)

Il libro raccoglie gli atti del convegno internazionale Sopra il gusto moderno: Civiltà musicale napoletana nell’età di Pergolesi, tenutosi a Napoli nel Gennaio del 2010 nell’ambito delle celebrazioni...


Starcrossed

by Brian Burke-Gaffney Eastbridge Books (June 01, 2004)

Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly has enjoyed tremendous popularity in Europe and America since its debut in 1904. It has also inspired a global-level debate about whether the tragic heroine of the...


Puccini: A Listener's Guide

by John Bell Young Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity...


Waiting for Verdi

by Mary Ann Smart University of California Press (June 22, 2018)

The name Giuseppe Verdi conjures images of Italians singing opera in the streets and bursting into song at political protests, or even while facing the firing squad. While many of those stories were exaggerated...


Curtain, Gong, Steam

by Gundula Kreuzer University of California Press (May 18, 2018)

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 envisioned...


Ombra: Supernatural Music in the Eighteenth Century

by Clive McClelland Lexington Books (March 09, 2012)

Ombra is the musical language employed when a composer wishes to inspire awe and terror in an audience. Clive McClelland's Ombra: Supernatural Music in the Eighteenth Century explores the large repertoire of...


The Real Tales of Hoffmann

by Michael Kaye, Vincent Giroud & Placido Domingo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2017)

Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories...