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The arts of the prima donna in the long nineteenth century

Author: Rachel Cowgill; Hilary Poriss
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Cowgill; Hilary Poriss
ISBN: 9780195365887 0195365887 9780195365870 0195365879
OCLC Number: 940896552
Description: xlvi, 368 s. : illustrations, musiknoter
Contents: Divas and sonnets: poetry for female singers in Teatri arti e letteratura / Francesco Izzo ; Idealizing the prima donna in mid-Victorian London / Roberta Montemorra Marvin ; Prima donnas and the performance of altruism / Hilary Poriss ; Staging scandal with Salome and Elektra / Joy H. Calico ; Screening the diva / Mary Simonson ; The prima donna's art of politics / James R. Currie ; The prima donna creates / Julian Rushton ; Gautier's "Diva": the first french uses of the word / J.Q. Davies ; Artistic experiment and the reevaluation of the prima donna in George Morre's Evely Innes / Grace Kehler ; Ars moriendi: reflections on the death of Mimì / Helen Greenwald ; Lakmé's echoing jewels / Gurminder Kaur Bhogal ; Breath's end: opera and mortality / Terry Castle ; "Attitudes with a shawl": performance, femininity and spectatorship at the Italian opera in early nineteenth-century London / Rache Cowgill ; From diva to drama queen / Tracy C. Davis ; The prima donna as opera impresario: Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911-26 / Susan Rutherford ; "In imitation of my negro mammy": Alma Gluck and the American prima donna / Susan C. Cook ; "The finest voice of the century": Clara Butt and other concert-hall and drawing-room singers of fin-de siècle Britain / Sophie Fuller ; Galli-Curci comes to town: the prima donna's presence in the age of mechanical reproduction / Alexandra Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss.

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