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Masculinity in Opera.

Author: Philip Purvis
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in music.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has been the focus of recent if sporadic musicological discussion, the relationship between masculinity and opera has so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Purvis, Philip.
Masculinity in Opera.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Purvis
ISBN: 9781136182167 1136182160
OCLC Number: 854521020
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages).
Contents: Cover; Masculinity in Opera; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 Performing Masculinity/Masculinity in Performance; PART I Voicing Masculinity; 2 Soprano Masculinities; 3 Pitch Fever: The Castrato, the Tenor, and the Question of Masculinity in Nineteenth-Century Opera; 4 Russian Opera Rebels: Fyodor Komissarzhevsky, Nikolai Figner and the Rise of the Tenor Antihero; 5 The Erotics of Masculinity in Zeffirelli's Film Otello; PART II Troubling Masculinity; 6 Saint-Saëns's Samson; 7 More Cases of Wagner; 8 Britten and the Deadlock of Identity Politics. 9 Giving Adam Voice: Troubling Gender and Identity in W.A. Mozart's Zaide and Chaya Czernowin's AdamaPART III Troubled Masculinity; 10 Opera's Unconscious, or What Men Don't Say; 11 Portrait of the Artist as an Older Man: Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina and Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler; 12 The 'Crisis' of Masculinity in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge research in music.

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This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has been the focus of recent if sporadic musicological discussion, the relationship between masculinity and opera has so far escaped detailed critical scrutiny. Operating from a position of sympathy with feminist and queer approaches and the phallocentric tendencies they identify, this study offers a.

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