Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

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The genre of mAclodrame An grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. The premise of this volume is the idea that the melodramatic aesthetic is central to our understanding of nineteenth-century music drama, broadly defined as spoken plays with music, operas and other hybrid genres that combine music with text and/or image.Women also entered the professional ranks as private tutors or teachers at music conservatories. ... an invisible amateur arts subculture whose members were serious and knowledgeable but invisiblea#39;.13 The only woman provided with ... When women did appear professionally to read or recite, their publicity materials were careful not to call them actresses, even if they performed monologues in costume;anbsp;...

Title:Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama
Author:Professor Sarah Hibberd
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-01-28


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