Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera
The Alpine Virgin from Bellini to Puccini
Normal Price: $185.00
Your Price: $166.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $18.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.33 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera by Emanuele Senici
Book DescriptionIn this unusual study, Emanuele Senici explores the connection between landscape and gender in Italian opera through the emblematic figure of the Alpine virgin. In the nineteenth century, operas portraying an emphatically virginal heroine, a woman defined by her virginity, were often set in the mountains, most frequently the Alps. The clarity of the sky, the whiteness of the snow and the purity of the air were associated with the 'innocence' of the female protagonist. Senici discusses a number of works particularly relevant to the origins, transformations and meanings of this conventional association including Bellini's La sonnambula (1831), Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix (1842), Verdi's Luisa Miller (1849), and Puccini's La fanciulla del West (1910). This convention presents an unusual point of view - a theme rather than a composer, a librettist, a singer or a genre - from which to observe Italian opera 'at work' over a century.
Buy Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera book by Emanuele Senici from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521834377
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emanuele Senici
Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera, Paperback (January 2009)
An unusual look at Italian opera in the nineteenth century.
Cambridge Companion to Rossini, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Emanuele Senici
A 2004 collection of specially commissioned essays on one of the most influential opera composers in the repertoire.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera book by Emanuele Senici and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Emanuele Senici
Emanuele Senici is University Lecturer in Music at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Hugh's College. In 2002 he was awarded the Jerome Roche Prize of the Royal Musical Association. He has edited The Cambridge Companion to Rossini (2004) and co-edits the Cambridge Opera Journal.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.