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Twentieth-century British authors and the rise of opera in Britain

Author: Irene Morra
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The involvement of literary figures in the definition and creation of modern British opera offers a glimpse into the aesthetic anxieties and projects of modern writers and composers." "Collaborations and interactions between such artists as Benjamin Britten, E.M. Forster, Michael Tippett, W.H. Auden, and Harrison Birtwistle have ... contributed to a 'literature of librettos', and represent an increasingly synthetic  Read more...
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Morra, Irene, 1975-
Twentieth-century British authors and the rise of opera in Britain.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(OCoLC)639831783
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Morra
ISBN: 9780754660637 075466063X
OCLC Number: 123912680
Description: viii, 138 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining the British operatic idiom --
The second renaissance --
The literary librettist --
1. Drama, verse, and the musical libretto --
Tippett, verse drama, and King Priam --
The Bassarids --
2. Nation, modernity, and the operatic stage --
Gawain --
Troilus and Cressida --
3. The muddying of the wells --
The beach of Falesá --
Billy Budd.
Responsibility: Irene Morra.
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Examines the contributions of British authors such as W H Auden and E M Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. This work reveals the importance of  Read more...

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