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Opera acts : singers and performance in the late nineteenth century

Author: Karen Henson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge studies in opera
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Karen Henson uses four detailed case studies to explore a wealth of new historical material about singers in the late nineteenth century and to challenge the idea that this was a period of decline  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Henson
ISBN: 9781108723343 1108723349
OCLC Number: 1085944933
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction: on not singing and singing physiognomically; 1. Verdi, Victor Maurel, and the operatic interpreter; 2. Real mezzo: Celestine Galli-Marie as Carmen; 3. Photographic diva: Massenet, Sibyl Sanderson, and the soprano as spectacle; 4. Jean de Reszke, the 'problem' of the tenor, and early international Wagner performance; Supporting cast.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in opera
Responsibility: Karen Henson.

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'Karen Henson lovingly summons the voices of four singers of the fin de siecle, chronicling the moment when the opera star was no longer defined by beautiful singing alone. Spiraling out from Paris Read more...

 
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