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Emblems of eloquence : opera and women's voices in seventeenth-century Venice

Author: Wendy Beth Heller
Publisher: Berkeley (CA) : University of California Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon a complex web of early modern sources and ancient texts, this study is a treatment of women, gender and sexuality in 17th-century opera. It explores the operatic manifestations of female  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Beth Heller
ISBN: 9780520209336 0520209338
OCLC Number: 727842483
Description: 386 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Editorial Principles Introduction 1. The Emblematic Woman 2. Bizzarrie Femminile: Opera and the Accademia degli Incogniti 3. Didone and the Voice of Chastity 4. "Disprezzata regina": Woman and Empire 5. The Nymph Calisto and the Myth of Female Pleasure 6. Semiramide and Musical Transvestism 7. Messalina la Meretrice: Envoicing the Courtesan Conclusions Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Wendy Heller.
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