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Opera and Politics

From Monteverdi to Henze

by John Bokina

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  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Genres & Styles - Opera,
  • Music / Opera,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9733634M
    ISBN 100300101236
    ISBN 109780300101232
    OCLC/WorldCa316670855

      Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring a vivid story of opera from . "Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan tells the story of an art caught in a sea of ideological ebbs and flows. Nancy Guy demonstrates the potential significance of the political environment for an art form's development, ranging from determining the smallest performative details (such as how a melody can or cannot be composed) to whether a tradition ultimately thrives or withers away.".

      Billed as a feminist space opera, Seven Devils (Gollancz, £) is the first collaboration between Elizabeth May and Laura Lam. It’s the far future, and an evil empire has the galaxy in its grip. The name Giuseppe Verdi conjures images of Italians singing opera in the streets and bursting into song at political protests or when facing the firing squad. While many of the accompanying stories were exaggerated, or even invented, by later generations, Verdi's operas—along with those by Rossini, Donizetti, and Mercadante—did inspire Italians to imagine Italy as an independent and.

    Books shelved as political-sci-fi: Foundation by Isaac Asimov, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, Dune by Frank Herbert, Freehold by Michael Z. William. Get this from a library! Viva la libertà!: politics in opera. [Anthony Arblaster] -- 'Keep politics out of opera' has long appeared to be the maxim of most music critics, who present the art-form as essentially exotic and escapist, or as a vehicle for emotions which are purely.


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Opera and Politics by John Bokina Download PDF EPUB FB2

"In The Politics of Opera, Cohen brings a music lover's avidity and scholar's lucidity to the ever-changing relationship between the operatic stage and the political invigorating book gives art and ideology their due―a rare achievement. Cohen zeroes in on the political and social pressures that shape an artist's choices, but he never denies the transformative power of the creative /5(3).

At the end of the day this very important book on opera and politics is only a beginning of a topic that merits much attention. Political scientists would find opera a field day if they would look in on it. It is certainly far grander than most actual politics.

Bokina has much of the big picture but he does not see through one essential Cited by:   Opera is traditionally regarded as an elitist art form, far Opera and Politics book from reality with its fantastical plots and melodramatic divas.

This lush new book shows that beneath all the opulent sets and sumptuous costumes, opera—like all the arts—draws on essential human emotions, creating an experience that can be endlessly reinvented to reflect changes in society/5(12). Opera and Politics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

To what extent do operas express the political and cultural ideas of th /5(7). "The virtue of John Bokina's fine book is to take the politics of opera seriously. In clear, lively prose, he offers insightful readings of a dozen operatic masterpieces, showing how Opera and Politics book engage the great issues of modern political theory."—Paul Robinson "What a delightful read.

Innovative, beautifully written, and bristling with insight. "This subtly insightful book helps readers experience these timeless masterpieces anew."—Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs "The Politics of Opera has boldly placed Machiavelli and early modern political theory at the center of the early history of opera."—Larry Wolff, New York Review of Books "Cohen brings a music lover’s avidity and scholar’s lucidity to the ever-changing.

The Politics of Opera takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century.

What political backdrops have shaped opera. How has opera conveyed the political ideas of its times. Delving into European history and thought and an array of music by such greats as Lully, Rameau, and Mozart.

To what extent do operas express the political and cultural ideas of their age. How do they reflect the composer's view of the changing relations among art, politics, and society. In this book John Bokina focuses on political aspects and meanings of operas from the baroque to postmodern period, showing the varied ways that operas become sensuous vehicles for the articulation of political ideas.

Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan tells the peculiar story of an art caught in a sea of ideological ebbs and flows. Nancy Guy demonstrates the potential significance of the political environment for an art form's development, ranging from determining the smallest performative details (such as how a melody can or cannot be composed) to whether a tradition ultimately thrives or withers away.

Mounted by the V&A in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics is by no means exhaustive, nor does it claim to be. Seven operas are examined in the context both. The Politics of Opera book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

A wide-ranging look at the interplay of opera and political id 3/5. Get this from a library. Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in s Britain. [Alexandra Wilson] -- Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in s Britain explores the interaction between opera and popular culture at a moment when there was a growing imperative to categorize art forms as.

The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), is a novel by French writer Gaston was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 Septemberto 8 January It was published in volume form in late March by Pierre Lafitte.

The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale. An engrossing book that will interest all who love opera and are intrigued by politics, The Politics of Opera offers a compelling investigation into the intersections of music and the state.

Hardcover: pages; Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 5, ). Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France [Olivia Bloechl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From its origins in the s through the French Revolution, serious opera in France was associated with the power of the absolute monarchy.

Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan is not merely a scholarly account from an outsider's perspective, but an impassioned thesis from someone who grew out of the tradition and cared deeply about its future.

Guy's book is not only a must read for serious students of opera, but a fundamental resource for those interested in the ongoing art-versus. History, mythology, literature, politics, even the everyday experiences of the composer?all have a part in the composition of opera, as illustrated by this engaging book.

Each of the 26 chapters deals with a separate opera, and opens with a plot summary often containing photographs and other illustrative material.5/5(2). The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia is a geopolitical book by Aleksandr book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and it has been used as a textbook in the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian military.

Its publication in was well-received in Russia and powerful Russian political figures. Almost incredibly, operas from Fidelio to William Tell, Rigoletto to Parsifal, Aida to The Bartered Bride, have been stripped of their political context and resonance.

In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Anthony Arblaster shows that such attempts to disregard or disparage opera's politics are at best delusory, at worst a political ploy.

The book Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France, Olivia Bloechl is published by University of Chicago Press. Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France, Bloechl All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK.

The first book is largely on planet, but later books move more-and-more into space. The Spiral Wars series by Joel Shepherd is prime space opera that includes a good bit of politics too.

His Cassandra Kresnov series has a lot of politics in it as well, but it's more ground-pounder than space-opera.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: The prince as deity, beast, and tyrant: Monteverdi's Orfeo, Ulisse, and Poppea --The dialectic of operatic civilization: Mozart's Don Giovanni --Opera and revolutionary virtue: Beethoven's Fidelio --The utopian vision of romantic anticapitalism: Wagner's Parsifal --The politics of.1 day ago  US Politics Business Tech family that unsuccessfully sought to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president the Annual Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City.