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Blackness in opera

Author: Naomi Adele André; Karen M Bryan; Eric Saylor
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013.
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'Blackness in Opera' critically examines the intersections of race and music in the multifaceted genre of opera. A diverse cross-section of scholars places well-known operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) alongside lesser-known works such as Frederick Delius's Koanga, William Grant Still's Blue Steel, and Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! to reveal a new historical context for re-imagining race and blackness in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blackness in opera.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013
(DLC) 2011027787
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Adele André; Karen M Bryan; Eric Saylor
ISBN: 9780252093890 0252093895
OCLC Number: 1017999427
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic recource (xii, 289 pages)) : illustrations, music, portraits
Contents: Introduction: representing blackness on the operatic stage --
From Otello to Porgy: blackness, masculinity, and morality in opera / Naomi André --
Hearing the other in The masque of blackness / Sarah Schmalenberger --
Nationalism, racial difference, and "Egyptian" meaning in Verdi's Aida / Christopher R. Gauthier and Jennifer McFarlane-Harris --
Race, "realism," and fate in Frederick Delius's Koanga / Eric Saylor --
Political currents and black culture in Scott Joplin's Treemonisha / Ann Sears --
Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! in the world of the Harlem Renaissance / Karen M. Bryan --
New paradigms in William Grant Still's Blue steel / Gayle Murchison --
Performers in Catfish Row: Porgy and Bess as collaboration / Gwynne Kuhner Brown --
Searching for "authenticity" in Paul Bowles's Denmark Vesey / Melissa J. de Graaf --
The politics of color in Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones / Melinda Boyd --
Performing race in Ernst Krenek's Jonny spielt auf / Jonathan O. Wipplinger --
Il rodolfo nero, or the masque of blackness / George Shirley.
Responsibility: edited by Naomi Andre, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor.

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'Blackness in Opera' critically examines the intersections of race and music in the multifaceted genre of opera. A diverse cross-section of scholars places well-known operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) alongside lesser-known works such as Frederick Delius's Koanga, William Grant Still's Blue Steel, and Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! to reveal a new historical context for re-imagining race and blackness in opera.

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