Authority and Transgression in Opera (The Empson Lectures)

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  • English
Cambridge University Press
Opera, Music / Opera,
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL7749105M
ISBN 100521624002
ISBN 139780521624008

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The author examines the experimental fictions of four. About. This book mounts a searching enquiry into the elusive character of opera. The author argues that any work of art can be grasped primarily through its constellation of Platonic ideas, or 'categories', several of which he explores in light of a new definition of the art-form.

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bel canto: A style of sweet singing, taught to singers even today, that emphasizes breath control, a beautiful tone, and great flexibility in dynamics (going from loud to soft, for example).

opera seria: Formal, serious opera, especially from. Through-composed opera Operas that consist of continuous music without breaks for recitive or spoken dialogue. Largely the standard from the 19th Century onwards (and popularised in 20th century musical theatre by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Claude-Michel Schönberg).

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"Throughout the history of opera, if not quite continuously, there have been some who have taken opera's dramatic potential seriously and others who have not. It seems to be the case that over the last thirty years Opera as Drama has helped keep the serious position alive.

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A survey of opera covering baroque, pre-classical, classical, 19th century and 20th century. It includes an essay on the nature and social place of opera and is organized by century.

Discussion of stage design and production is also included with engravings, prints and production photographs. Opera buffa (comic opera) was a genre that questioned the aristocracy's authority. Pergolesi's intermezzo, La serva padrona, was a forerunner of opera buffa. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Don.

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“He’s still of the opinion that the destruction of. Opera - Opera - From the “reform” to grand opera: Dissatisfaction arose in some quarters with the excesses of Italian opera seria—especially its predictable use of recitative and aria and its catering to solo coloratura (an elaborately embellished vocal melody) and other ornamental features that impeded the action.

Consequently, some Italian composers began to move the genre in the. Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work (called an opera), which combines a text (called a libretto) and a musical score.

Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition. While the scale of opera can be larger or smaller—there are many different genres of opera—performance typically involves different types of artist (singers, instrumentalists and.

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