A season of opera : from Orpheus to Ariadne / M. Owen Lee

Author(s): Lee, M. Owen, 1930-
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Subjects: Operas--Analysis, appreciation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1998
LC Classification: M, MT
Physical Description: xi, 241 p. : music ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. The Birth of Opera from the Spirit of Orpheus 3
2. Du Musst dein Leben Andern: Orfeo ed Euridice 13
3. The Opera of All Operas: Don Giovanni 19
4. The Music of Intuitive Angels: The Magic Flute 27
5. Music to Set the Spirit Free: Fidelio 41
6. Show Business Sense: L'Elisir d'Amore 54
7. Oh, Sweet Music of Donizetti! Lucia di Lammermoor 60
8. Elemental, Furious, Wholly True: Il Trovatore 67
9. The Requisite Miracle: La Traviata 78
10. The Whole Checkered Play of Life: La Forza del Destino 84
11. Melt Egypt into Nile: Aida 90
12. A Figure as Old as Comedy: Falstaff 97
13. The Exasperated Eagle and the Stoic Saint: Les Troyens 101
14. The Sins of Wagner's Youth: Rienzi 111
15. Long Day's Journey into Night: Tristan und Isolde 118
16. The Making of a Musical Legend: Palestrina 139
17. The Moon Is Like the Moon: Salome 147
18. Genius and Morbidezza: Manon Lescaut 153
19. Mists, Sails, Sounds, and Impressions: Pelleas et Melisande 158
20. It Is Your Turn to Speak: Dialogues des Carmelites 170
21. An Opera Made of Songs: Porgy and Bess 182
22. The Music Wrote Itself: Oklahoma! 191
23. Hurry up Please its Time 197
Further Reading 217
Recordings and Videos 221
Index 231
Notes: LCCN: 99197740
ISBN: 0802042961 (acid-free paper) :$30.00
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-219), discography/videography (p. [221]-230), and index
Contents: The birth of opera from the spirit of Orpheus -- Du musst dein Leben ändern : Orfeo ed Euridice -- The opera of all operas : Don Giovanni -- The music of intuitive angels : The magic flute -- Music to set the spirit free : Fidelio -- Show business sense : L'elisir d'amore -- Oh, sweet music of Donizetti! : Lucia di Lammermoor -- Elemental, furious, wholly true : Il trovatore -- The requisite miracle : La traviata -- The whole checkered play of life : La forza del destino -- Melt Egypt into Nile : Aida -- A figure as old as comedy : Falstaff -- The exasperated eagle and the stoic saint : Les troyens -- The sins of Wagner's youth : Rienzi -- Long day's journey into night : Tristan und Isolde -- The making of a musical legend : Palestrina -- The moon is like the moon : Salome -- Genius and morbidezza : Manon Lescaut -- Mists, sails, sounds, and impressions : Pelléas et Mélisande -- It is your turn to speak : Dialogues des Carmélites -- An opera made of songs : Porgy and Bess -- The music wrote itself : Oklahoma! -- Hurry up please its [sic] time
OCLC Number: 38105580
ISBN/ISSN: 0802042961