Blackness in Opera - 
      Naomi Andre
    
      Karen M. Bryan
    
      Eric Saylor
    
      Guthrie Ramsey

Blackness in Opera

Naomi Andre (Redaktør) ; Karen M. Bryan (Redaktør) ; Eric Saylor (Redaktør) ; Guthrie Ramsey (Forord)

«A highly readable collection of interesting essays that come to terms with the deeply problematic treatment of black characters by opera composers and librettists and with the exceptional challenges facing black singers on the operatic stage. The volume will appeal to opera lovers and scholars alike."--Michael V. Pisani, author of <i>Imagining Native America in Music</i>»

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Discusses how race and blackness play out in opera
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Forlag: University of Illinois Press
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 304
ISBN: 9780252036781
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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«A highly readable collection of interesting essays that come to terms with the deeply problematic treatment of black characters by opera composers and librettists and with the exceptional challenges facing black singers on the operatic stage. The volume will appeal to opera lovers and scholars alike."--Michael V. Pisani, author of <i>Imagining Native America in Music</i>»

«<p>"Fascinating details from behind the scenes are uncovered. . . . . Recommended."--<i>Choice</i><br />  </p>»

«<i>Blackness in Opera</i> provides an engrossing look into issues that have not been well documented by scholars."--<i>Journal of the Society for American Music</i>»

«An intriguing blend of different methodologies that all coalesce at the examination of how "blackness" is constructed in both canonical and lesser-known operas.  This monograph will no doubt be viewed as one of the hallmarks of musicological scholarship in the years to come."--<i>Women & Music</i><br />»

«Absolutely riveting, full of new information and giving much food for thought."--<i>Opera</i>»

«A treasury of historical information long unrelated or unknown. . . . This is a most valuable addition to anyone's operatic experience."--<i>American Record Guide</i> »

Naomi Andre is an associate professor of women's studies at the University of Michigan. Karen M. Bryan is a professor and chair of the department of music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Eric Saylor is an associate professor of musicology at Drake University.