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Operatic afterlives

Author: Michal Grover-Friedlander
Publisher: Brooklyn : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by MIT Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the implications of opera's founding myth, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Orpheus's attempt to revive the dead Eurydice with the power of singing"--from publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michal Grover-Friedlander
ISBN: 9781935408062 1935408062
OCLC Number: 656158703
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Singing --
Death Song --
Afterlife: A New Configuration of Singing --
Embodiment --
Temporality --
Aesthetic Orbit --
Inside the Book --
Prologue Traces --
Giacomo Puccini, Le villi (1884) --
Death, Afterdeath --
Substitute --
Dance Detour --
Voice Recognition --
Returned Singing --
I. Afterlife of Maria Callas's Voice Franco Zeffirelli, Callas Forever (2002) --
Bygone Voices --
Regaining the Lost Voice: First Attempt --
Re-voicing --
Vocal Pairs: An Overwhelmed Body --
Body-in-Voice --
Regaining the Lost Voice: Second Attempt --
Tosca --
Unsightly. Unheardly --
Voice's Afterlife --
II. Sung By Death --
Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi (1918) --
Better End --
How Comedy Ends --
Clues about Life and Death --
Clue One Dramatic and Musical Continuity --
Clue Two Curious Dating of the Tale in the Libretto --
Clue Three Inaccurate Historical References in the Libretto --
Clue Four Symmetrical Impersonation --
Clue Five Undifferentiating the Living from the Dead --
Shades --
Morphing Music --
3-2-1 Schicchi --
Interlude Opera Ghosting --
Michael Ching, Buoso's Ghost: Comic Sequel in --
One Act after Puccini's Gianni Schicchi (1996) --
III. Dybbuk: Between Voice and Song --
Lodovico Rocca, II dibuk (1934) --
Soul Has a Voice --
Divine's Voice --
Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds --
Duet within Oneself with the Dead about the Unborn --
I am Song --
Interlude Voice Replacement --
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Rocca, II dibuk --
IV. Singing and Disappearing Angels --
Mordecai Seter, Tikkun Hatsot (Midnight Vigil, 1961) --
Silent Singing --
Dying Singing --
Vertical Echoing --
Crowning --
Lamenting --
Dying Out of Song: Midnight Vigil --
Allowing a Voice to Be Heard --
Mystic Sounds --
Composing A Hearing --
Vocal Ideas --
Pargod: Celestial Veil --
Singing Evanescence --
Coming to an End --
Interpretation 1 "Real" Prayer --
Interpretation 2 "Real" Tikkun --
Interpretation 3 "Unreal" Prayer --
Interpretation 4 Failure --
Interpretation 5 No Redemption --
Interpretation 6 Our Death --
Interpretation 7 Silence.
Responsibility: Michal Grover-Friedlander.

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An examination of the ultimate power opera grants to singing: the reversal of death.  Read more...

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Operatic Afterlives is an important book: original, perceptive, and at times provocative. It breaks new ground in the theorizing of the voice and provides a valuable resource for scholars of opera, Read more...

 
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