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Author Renihan, Colleen, author.

Title The operatic archive : American opera as history / Colleen Renihan
Edition [1.]
Published New York : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera
Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera.
Summary "The Operatic Archive: American Opera as History extends the growing interdisciplinary dialogue in opera studies by drawing on ideas from performance studies and the philosophy of history. Moving beyond traditional conceptions of opera as purely aesthetic, this book argues for opera's powerful potential for historical impact and engagement in late twentieth-century works by American composers. Considering music's ability to express the past, distance, realistic representation, presence, and the historical sublime, this volume demonstrates how music's ability to represent and re-create historical events and historical experience differs fundamentally from the representations and recreations of other modes (specifically, literary and dramatic representations). Building on the work of performance scholars such as Joseph Roach, Rebecca Schneider, and Diana Taylor, and in consultation with recent debates in the philosophy of history, the book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers, particularly those working in the areas of Opera Studies and Performance Studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Colleen Renihan is Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar in Music Theatre and Opera at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, Canada
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Subject History in opera.
Opera -- United States
History in opera.
MUSIC / General
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429026447