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New and Published Books

  1. Masculinity in Opera

    Edited by Philip Purvis

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has...

    Published June 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Gioachino Rossini

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Denise Gallo

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Giochino Rossini: A Research and Information Guide is designed as a tool for those beginning to study the life and works of Gioachino Rossini as well as for those who wish to explore beyond the established biographies and commentaries. The first edition was published in 2001, and represented...

    Published January 11th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Vincenzo Bellini

    A Guide to Research, 2nd Edition

    By Stephen Willier

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    This comprehensive bibliography and research guide details all the works currently available on Vincenzo Bellini, the Italian opera composer best known for his work Norma, which is still regularly performed today at Covent Garden and by regional opera companies. 2001, the bicentennial anniversary...

    Published July 24th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Gaetano Donizetti

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By James P. Cassaro

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Gaetano Donizetti: A Research and Information Guide offers an annotated reference guide to the life and works of this important Italian opera composer. The book opens with a complete chronology of Donizetti's life (1797-1848) and career, relating it to contemporary events. The balance of the book...

    Published June 18th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Opera Coaching

    By Alan Montgomery

    "Opera Coaching "is the first practical guide for pianists, singers, and opera producers to this important--and often neglected--career. The opera coach is a teacher who helps singers not only meet the physical and vocal demands of a score, but--like the dramatic coach--shapes their entire...

    Published March 21st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Operetta

    A Theatrical History

    By Richard Traubner

    "Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form. Traubner's book, first published in 1983, is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in mid-19th century Europe,...

    Published September 25th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Alice May

    Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

    By Adrienne Simpson

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,...

    Published August 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  8. Between Opera and Cinema

    Edited by Jeongwon Joe, Rose Theresa

    Series: Critical and Cultural Musicology

    Leading scholars of opera and film explore the many ways these two seemingly unrelated genres have come together from the silent-film era to today....

    Published February 15th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Opera's Second Death

    By Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar

    Opera's Second Death is a passionate exploration of opera - the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Zizek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die...

    Published November 16th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Italian Opera Since 1945

    By Raymond Fearn

    Series: Contemporary Music Studies

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 14th 1998 by Routledge