Franco Alfano: Transcending Turandot

Franco Alfano: Transcending Turandot

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ISBN-13: 9780810869776
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Konrad Dryden is professor of music and German at the University of Maryland University College-Europe and the author of Leoncavallo: Life and Works (Scarecrow Press, 2007).

Table of Contents

Foreword Magda Olivero vii

Acknowledgments ix

Archive Key xi

Introduction xiii

1 Posillipo—Leipzig—Miranda (1875-1896) 1

2 La fonte d'Enscir (1897-1899) 8

3 Resurrezione and Il Principe Zilah (1899-1909) 13

4 L'ombra di Don Giovanni (1920-1914) 32

5 La leggenda di Sakùntala, Tagore and Tragedy (1915-1921) 41

6 Turandot (1921-1925) 49

7 Mary Garden—Vienna—Rostand (1926) 59

8 Mussolini and Balzac (1927) 70

9 Metropolitan Opera Premiere (1928) 86

10 A Tale of Two Operas (1928-1929) 93

11 France and an American Saint (1930-1931) 104

12 Cyrano de Bergerac (1932-1933) 118

13 Palermo and Don Juan de Manara (1934-1941) 131

14 Wartime Phoenix (1942-1947) 146

15 Final Years (1948-1954) 158

Appendix A Opera Plots 167

Appendix B The Alfano Opus 183

Bibliography 191

Index 195

About the Author 203

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