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The Story of Opera

Συγγραφέας: Parakilas James
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393935554
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 528
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x19
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Story of Opera"

The Story of Opera explores the centuries-old tradition in which the emotional power of music is linked to the human issues that can be enacted as stories. The first part, "Going to the Opera," introduces newcomers to every element of the operatic experience-venues, seating arrangements, dress and costumes, stage effects, orchestra, singers, and dancers-describing how each began and changed over the years, and how they have all combined to enthrall audiences for four centuries. The remaining parts explore operatic repertory from the 17th century to the present, providing insightful readings of plots, particular scenes, staging, and music.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Parakilas James
ISBN: 9780393935554
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 21/09/2012
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 528
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 782 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x19 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012


Part I: Experiencing Opera Chapter 1: Going to the Opera House Chapter 2: The Orchestra Plays Chapter 3: The Cast Appears Chapter 4: The Story Unfolds Part II: Opera of the 17th Century Chapter 5: Opera in Princely Courts: Florence and Mantua Monteverdi: Orfeo Chapter 6: Opera in Commercial Opera Houses: Venice Cavalli: Giasone Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Chapter 7: National Opera: Paris and London Lully: Alceste, Atys, Armide Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Part III: Opera of the 18th Century Chapter 8: Opera on Classical Subjects Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto Rameau: Dardamus, Hippolyte et Aricie Gluck: Orfeo et Euridice, Alceste, the Iphigenia operas Chapter 9: Opera on Comic Subjects The Beggar's Opera Pergolesi: La serva padrona Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte Part IV: Opera of the 19th Century Chapter 10: Opera on Themes of Political Conflict Gretry: Richard Coeur-de-Lion Beethoven: Fidelio Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots Bellini: Norma Verdi: Aida Musorgsky: Boris Godunov Chapter 11: Opera on Themes of Domestic Conflict Bizet: Carmen Rossini: The Barber of Seville Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Verdi: La Traviata, Otello Puccini: La boheme Chapter 12: Opera on Legendary Themes Gounod: Faust Wagner: The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, Die Walkure Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of Kitezh Dvorak: Rusalka Part V: Opera of the 20th Century and Beyond Chapter 13: Human-Interest Opera Janacek: Jenufa Berg: Wozzeck Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Britten: Peter Grimes Operas of Floyd and Heggie Shostakovich: The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District Poulenc: Dialogues of the Carmelites Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer Chapter 14: Operas of Dreaming Saariaho: L'Amour de loin Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Messiaen: Saint Francis of Assisi Schoenberg: Moses and Aaron Operas of Thomson, Glass, and Davis Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortileges Glossary Notes Works Cited Credits Index

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