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30-Second Opera: The 50 crucial concepts, roles and performers, each explained in half a minute
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Hugo Shirley
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30-Second Opera: The 50 crucial concepts, roles and performers, each explained in half a minute

Hugo Shirley


9781782407560

Ivy


Music;
Opera


Paperback

160 pages

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Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture yet in modern times it has become caricatured as exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long. 30-Second Opera raises the curtain so that anyone can enjoy opera, classical or contemporary, without the elitism. Compiled by opera buffs, not the bourgeoisie, it serves up all you need to enjoy the spectacle, the music, and above all the voices - from Farinelli to femme fatale.

By:   Hugo Shirley
Imprint:   Ivy
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781782407560
ISBN 10:   1782407561
Series:   30 Second
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

BUILDING BLOCKS Libretto Score Opera House Stars Profile: Farinelli Orchestra Conductor StagingWORDS & MUSIC Overture Aria Recitative Chorus Profile: Jenny Lind EnsembleHISTORY Beginnings Baroque Classical Romantic Late nineteenth century Twentieth century Profile: Enrico Caruso Twenty-first centuryGENRES Opera Seria Opera Buffa Bel Canto Grand Opera Profile: Feodor Chaliapin Opera with Dialogue Music Drama VerismoKEY COMPOSERS Monteverdi Handel Mozart Rossini Verdi Wagner Bizet Tchaikovsky Puccini Profile: Maria Callas Strauss Janacek Britten VOICES Soprano Mezzo/Contralto Counter Tenor Profile: Placido Domingo Tenor Baritone/Bass-baritone BassCHARACTERS Angel? Femme fatale Profile: Joyce DiDonato Hero Rival Buffoon Gods & monsters?Resources Notes on Contributors Index Acknowledgements

Hugo Shirley is Opera Critic of The Spectator, a Deputy Editor of Opera Magazine and a critic for Gramophone and writes widely on music and opera. Having received his PhD from King's College London in 2011, he also maintains a profile in musicology as an Early Career Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, and has published work in the Cambridge Opera Journal, The Journal of the Royal Musical Association and Music & Letters.

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