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Not without madness : perspectives on opera

Author: Fabrizio Della Seta; Mark Weir
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents new analytical approaches to thinking about eighteenth - and nineteenth-century opera through the lenses of its historical and cultural contexts. This title explores the concept of opera as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrizio Della Seta; Mark Weir
ISBN: 9780226749143 0226749142
OCLC Number: 776033014
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Originally published in Italian as: " ... Non senza pazzia" : prospettive sul teatro musicale. Rome : Carocci editore, 2008.
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Theory and analysis. Emotion and action : on the theory of Italian opera ; Ernani : the "Carlo Quinto" act ; "O cieli azzurri" : exoticism and dramatic discourse in Aida ; What "happens" in the act 2 finale of Le nozze di Figaro? ; The death of King Duncan : from Shakespeare to Verdi, via the French Revolution ; "D'amor sull'ali rosee" : analyzing melody and the creative process --
History and criticism. Some difficulties in the historiography of Italian opera ; Verdi : the Italian tradition and the European experience ; Meyerbeer in nineteenth-century Italian criticism and the idea of "musical drama" ; Alberto Mazzucato and the beginnings of Italian Verdi criticism ; Parola scenica in Verdi and his critics ; Gabriele Baldini on Verdi : a theory of opera.
Other Titles: Non senza pazzia.
Responsibility: Fabrizio Della Seta ; translated by Mark Weir.

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