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Twentieth-century British authors and the rise of opera in Britain

Author: Irene Morra
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the contributions of British authors such as W H Auden and E M Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. This work reveals the importance of  Read more...

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Morra, Irene, 1975-
Twentieth-century British authors and the rise of opera in Britain.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(OCoLC)639831783
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Morra
ISBN: 9780754660637 075466063X
OCLC Number: 123912680
Description: viii, 138 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining the British operatic idiom --
The second renaissance --
The literary librettist --
1. Drama, verse, and the musical libretto --
Tippett, verse drama, and King Priam --
The Bassarids --
2. Nation, modernity, and the operatic stage --
Gawain --
Troilus and Cressida --
3. The muddying of the wells --
The beach of Falesá --
Billy Budd.
Responsibility: Irene Morra.
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