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Divas and scholars : performing Italian opera

Author: Philip Gossett
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Gives an account of how opera comes to the stage. This work reveals the problems, and occasionally the scandals, that attend the production of some of our favorite operas. It also traces the social  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gossett
ISBN: 0226304876 9780226304878
OCLC Number: 240638368
Description: xxii, 675 pages : music ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue. Mare o monti : two summer festivals --
Knowing the score. Setting the stage ; Transmission versus tradition ; Scandal and scholarship ; The romance of the critical edition --
Intermezzo. Scholars and performers : the case of Semiramide --
Performing the opera. Choosing a version ; Serafin's scissors ; Ornamenting Rossini ; Higher and lower : transposing Bellini and Donizetti ; Words and music : texts and translations ; Instruments old and new ; From the score to the stage --
Coda. Two kings head North : transforming Italian opera in Scandinavia.
Responsibility: Philip Gossett.

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