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Voicing gender : castrati, travesti, and the second woman in early-nineteenth-century Italian opera

Author: Naomi Adele André
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: Musical meaning and interpretation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The early 19th century was a period of acute transition in operatic tradition and style, when time-honoured practices gave way to the developing aesthetics of Romanticism, and the heroic, the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Adele André
ISBN: 0253346444 9780253346445 025321789X 9780253217899
OCLC Number: 60603277
Description: xiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude : hearing voices --
Sounding voices : modeling voice and the period ear --
Haunting legacies : the castrato in the nineteenth century --
Meyerbeer in Italy : the crusader, the castrato, and the disguised second woman --
Interlude : queens, hybridity, and the diva --
Taming women's voices : from hero to pageboy --
Women's voices in motion : voices behind the romantic heroine --
Coda : looking ahead to risorgimento heroism.
Series Title: Musical meaning and interpretation.
Responsibility: Naomi André.
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In presenting the concept of 'the period ear' as a way for today's audiences to 'hear' the voices of the primo ottocento, Andre . . . offers a solution to the problematic study of historical Read more...

 
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