qGiacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world's most popular operas, was also a literary person who based his librettos on existing works of literature. The author argues that the majority of Puccini's operas compose a grand cycle that finds its roots in the romance genre of 12th century France. This book offers fresh perspective on Puccini's legacyq--Provided by publisher.The parallel between Mary and Angelica is further strengthened by the date chosen for the setting. ... Puccini set this opera on a day linked to Easter because he wanted to link the death of Angelicaa#39;s son to the death of Marya#39;s son. ... This is precisely how things should be arranged in Puccinia#39;s World, where the beauty, the power, and the life-force of his soprano heroines is so often linked to the moon.
|Title||:||The Romantic World of Puccini|
|Author||:||Iris J. Arnesen|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2009-07-17|