Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture - Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts 34 (Paperback)
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Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture - Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts 34 (Paperback)

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Paperback 289 Pages / Published: 16/12/2014
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As a uniquely hybrid form of artistic output, straddling music and theatre and high and popular culture, opera offers vast research possibilities not only in the field of music studies but also in the fields of media and cultural studies. Using the exotic legacy of the fin-de-siecle as its primary lens, this volume explores the shifting relationships between the multimedia genre of opera and the rapidly changing world of visual cultures. It also examines the changing aesthetics of opera in composition and performance and historical (dis)continuity, including the postcolonial era. The book comprises eleven interdisciplinary essays by scholars from eight countries, researching in music, theatre, literature, film and media studies, as well as a special contribution by opera director Sir Jonathan Miller. The book begins with an examination of operatic exoticism in various cultural contexts, such as French, Latin American and Arabic culture. The next sections focus on the most beloved figures in opera performance - Salome, Madame Butterfly and Aida - and performances of these operas through history. Further interpretations of the operas in film and new media are then considered. In the final section, Sir Jonathan Miller reflects on the `afterlife' of opera.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034317825
Number of pages: 289
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 10 mm
Edition: New edition

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