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Verdi in performance

Author: Alison Latham; Roger Parker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology of essays by leading Verdi scholars and practitioners, which grew out of an international conference, is essential reading for anyone interested in the way Verdi's operas are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Essays
Congresses
Congrès
Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Latham; Roger Parker
ISBN: 0198167350 9780198167358
OCLC Number: 45388825
Notes: Papers principally given at a conference entitled Verdi in performance which took place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1995.
Description: xii, 196 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The pains and pleasures of liberation / Alison Latham and Roger Parker --
Staging Verdi's operas : the single, 'correct' performance / James Hepokoski --
In praise of the pragmatic / Andrew Porter --
On staging that matters / David Rosen --
Lights--
action / Harold Powers --
'Trust the tale, not the teller' / John Rosselli --
Misinterpreting Verdian dramaturgy : history and grand opera / Mike Ashman --
Ornamenting Verdi's arias : the continuity of a tradition / David Lawton --
On 'exactly what is written' / Clive Brown --
A rubber band / Mark Elder --
An avenue unexplored : the divertissement and the opéra-ballet / Knud Arne Jürgensen --
Ballet in Italy : the background to Verdi / Kathleen K. Hansell --
Milan and Paris : a lasting dialogue / Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller --
A conflict of interests / José Sasportes --
Drawing the audience in : the theatre and the ballroom / Marian Smith --
The feminization of ballet / Maribeth Clark --
'Reading' ballet / Rebecca Harris-Warrick --
Critical editions and performance / Philip Gossett --
Critical performance / Francesco Degrada --
On 'traditional' performance / Gabriele Dotto --
The 'textualization' of opera / Stefano Castelvecchi --
Appendices. A. List of operas --
B. Chronology of Verdi's life and times / Alison Latham.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Latham and Roger Parker.
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