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Overview

— Christopher Morris, 19th Century Music

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Contributors examine the tense, often contradictory relation between opera's musical signifiers and its verbal signifieds. They test too the gaps, overdeterminations, reversals, and resistances that attend the continual reworking of opera in production. Topics include the political implications of attacks on Italian castrati in 17th- and 18th-century English pamphlet literature; and the film . Three sections: constituting opera; nationhood and sexual difference; and genre, performance, and the cultural politics of AIDS. Paper edition (unseen), $18.50. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231109451
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/22/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD DELLAMORA teaches in the English and Cultural Studies Departments at Trent University. DANIEL FISCHLIN teaches in the Department of English at Guelph University.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Constituting Opera
1 Kapsberger's Apotheosis ... of Francis Xavier (1622) and the Conquering of India 27
2 The Italian (Castrato) in London 49
Pt. II Nationhood and Sexual Difference
3 Farinelli's Electronic Hermaphrodite and the Contralto Tradition 73
4 "O Patria Mia": Female Homosociality and the Gendered Nation in Bellini's Norma and Verdi's Aida 93
5 Structures of Identity and Difference in Bizet's Carmen 115
6 The Waters of Prometheus: Nationalism and Sexuality in Wagner's Ring 131
7 Constructing the Oriental "Other": Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila 161
8 Fictions of the Opera Box 185
9 "Eros Is in the Word": Music, Homoerotic Desire, and the Psychopathologies of Fascism, or The "Strangely Fruitful Intercourse" of Thomas Mann and Benjamin Britten 209
10 Imagined Communities: Postnational Canadian Opera 235
Pt. III Genre, Performance, and the Cultural Politics of AIDS
11 Mozart and the Politics of Intimacy: The Marriage of Figaro in Toronto, Paris, and New York 255
12 Strange Meeting: Wilfred Owen, Benjamin Britten, Derek Jarman, and the War Requiem 277
13 Metropolitan Opera / Suburban Identity 297
14 Divas and Disease, Mourning and Militancy: Diamanda Galas's Operatic Plague Mass 315
Contributors 335
Index 339
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