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The Legacy of Opera : Reading Music Theatre as Experience and Performance

Author: Dominic Symonds; Pamela Karantonis; International Federation for Theatre Research.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013.
Series: Themes in theatre, 7.
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The Legacy of Opera: Reading Music Theatre as Experience and Performance is the first volume in a series of books compiled by the Music Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. The series explores the widening of the meaning of the term ""music theatre"" to reflect new ways of thinking about this creative practice beyond the genres circumscribed by discourses of theatre studies and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Legacy of opera.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013
(OCoLC)843861510
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Symonds; Pamela Karantonis; International Federation for Theatre Research.
ISBN: 9789401209502 9401209502
OCLC Number: 854585475
Notes: "IFRT/FIRT Music Theatre Working Group."
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages) : chiefly color illustrations, music.
Contents: Empty houses, booming voices / Dominic Symonds and Pamela Karantonis --
Is this still opera? Media operas as productive provocations / Bianca Michaels --
A new glimmer of light : Opera, metaphysics and mimesis / Nicholas Till --
The singing body in the Tragédie Lyrique of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France : Voice, theatre, speech, pleasure / Sarah Nancy --
Performing affect in seventeenth-century opera : Process, reception, transgression / Clemens Risi --
The Violettas of Patti, Muzio and Callas : Style, interpretation and the questions of legacy / Magnus Tessing Schneider. The tenor in decline? Narratives of nostalgia and the performativity of the operatic tenor / Pamela Karantonis --
The Threepenny Opera : Performativity and the Brechtian presence between music and theatre / Michael Eigtved --
The acousmêtre on stage and screen : The power of the bodiless voice / Jeongwon Joe --
Dancing in the twilight : On the borders of music and the scenic / David Roesner --
Turkish post-migrant "opera" in Europe : A socio-historical perspective on aurality / Pieter Verstraete --
"Powerful spirit" : Notes on some practice as research / Dominic Symonds --
Abstracts --
Notes on contributors.
Series Title: Themes in theatre, 7.
Other Titles: Reading music theatre as experience and performance
Responsibility: edited by Dominic Symonds and Pamela Karantonis.

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The Legacy of Opera: Reading Music Theatre as Experience and Performance is the first volume in a series of books compiled by the Music Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. The series explores the widening of the meaning of the term ""music theatre"" to reflect new ways of thinking about this creative practice beyond the genres circumscribed by discourses of theatre studies and musicology. Specifically it interrogates the experience of music theatre and its performance energies for contemporary audiences who engage with the emergence of new expressive idi.

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