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Siren Songs : Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Opera

Author: Mary Ann Smart
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2001
Series: Princeton studies in opera.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It has long been argued that opera is all about sex. Siren Songs is the first collection of articles devoted to exploring the impact of this sexual obsession, and of the power relations that come with it, on the music, words, and staging of opera. Here a distinguished and diverse group of musicologists, literary critics, and feminist scholars address a wide range of fascinating topics--from Salome's striptease to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Smart
ISBN: 9781400866717 1400866715 9780691058139 069105813X 0691058148 9780691058146
OCLC Number: 979580047
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Through Voices, History --
The Absent Mother in Opera Seria --
Staging Mozart's Women --
The Career of Cherubino, or the Trouser Role Grows Up --
Elisabeth's Last Act --
Body and Voice in Melodrama and Opera --
Ulterior Motives: Verdi's Recurring Themes Revisited --
Melisande's Hair, or the Trouble in Allemande: A Postmodern Allegory at the Opera-Comique --
Opera: Two or Three Things I Know about Her --
Staging the Female Body: Richard Strauss's Salome --
"Soulless Machines" and Steppenwolves: Renegotiating Masculinity in Krenek's Jonny spielt auf --
"Grimes Is at His Exercise": Sex, Politics, and Violence in the Librettos of Peter Grimes --
Notes --
Index
Series Title: Princeton studies in opera.
Responsibility: Mary Ann Smart.
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It has long been argued that opera is all about sex. Siren Songs is the first collection of articles devoted to exploring the impact of this sexual obsession, and of the power relations that come with it, on the music, words, and staging of opera. Here a distinguished and diverse group of musicologists, literary critics, and feminist scholars address a wide range of fascinating topics--from Salome's striptease to hysteria to jazz and gender--in Italian, English, German, and French operas from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. The authors combine readings of specific scenes with efforts to situate these musical moments within richly and precisely observed historical contexts. Challenging both formalist categories of musical analysis and the rhetoric that traditionally pits a male composer against the female characters he creates, many of the articles work toward inventing a language for the study of gender and opera. The collection opens with Mary Ann Smart's introduction, which provides an engaging reflection on the state of gender topics in operatic criticism and musicology. It then moves on to a foundational essay on the complex relationships between opera and history by the renowned philosopher and novelist Catherine Clément, a pioneer of feminist opera criticism. Other articles examine the evolution of the "trouser role" as it evolved in the lesbian subculture of fin-de-siècle Paris, the phenomenon of opera seria's "absent mother" as a manifestation of attitudes to the family under absolutism, the invention of a "hystericized voice" in Verdi's Don Carlos, and a collaborative discussion of the staging problems posed by the gender politics of Mozart's operas. The contributors are Wye Jamison Allanboork, Joseph Auner, Katherine Bergeron, Philip Brett, Peter Brooks, Catherine Clement, Martha Feldman, Heather Hadlock, Mary Hunter, Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, M.D., Lawrence Kram.

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