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Author Bellini, Vincenzo

Title Norma
Published London : Alma Books, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Series Overture Opera Guide
Overture Opera Guide
Contents List of Illustrations; The Genesis of Norma; Norma's Musical Journey; Norma: A Selective Performance History; Weep, Shudder, Die: Vincenzo Bellini, Norma and Their Admirers; Thematic Guide; Norma, Libretto; Act One; Act Two; Select Discography; Norma on DVD; Select Bibliography; Bellini websites; Notes on the Contributors; Acknowledgements
Summary This guide contains articles on the background to the opera and the development of bel canto, a detailed examination of its musical structure and a survey of its performance history, dealing in particular with the approaches of some of the many distinguished singers who have appeared in its principal roles. There is also a discussion of the contentious issue of which voice-types should more appropriately be singing each of the two leading female characters. The guide includes the full libretto with English translation, sixteen pages of illustrations, a musical thematic guide, a discography, a
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Form Electronic book
Author Kahn, Gary.
ISBN 0714544655