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19th-Century Music (2022) 45 (3): 185–203.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Ralph P. Locke Nineteenth-century French opera is renowned for its obsession with “the exotic”—that is, with lands and peoples either located far away from “us” Western Europeans or understood as being very different from us. One example: hyper-passionate Spaniards and “Gypsies” in Bizet’s Carmen...
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19th-Century Music (2021) 45 (2): 119–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Stephen Armstrong This article considers the 1830 London premiere of Bellini’s Il pirata as virtual tourism. Musicologists, singers, and critics have long acknowledged opera’s power to transport listeners into other worlds, but there has been no sustained critique of opera as a mediation of tourist...
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19th-Century Music (2021) 45 (2): 93–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Ralph P. Locke Nineteenth-century French opera is renowned for its obsession with “the exotic”—that is, with lands and peoples either located far away from “us” Western Europeans or understood as being very different from us. One example: hyper-passionate Spaniards and “Gypsies” in Bizet’s Carmen...
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19th-Century Music (2017) 41 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 July 2017
... reformers who saw in the composer an exemplar of the European ideas needed to fix Spanish problems. Thus, when Wagner's operas were first staged in Spain, the Teatro Real de Madrid stressed Wagner's continuity with operas of the past; however, critics and audiences engaged with the works as difficult forms...
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19th-Century Music (2012) 36 (2): 191–203.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Brianna Wells The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series has sparked interdisciplinary interest in understanding opera in twenty-first-century contexts. This article posits that the Live in HD series creates an intermedial experience for its viewers, one that forms new relationships between...
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19th-Century Music (2010) 33 (3): 195–231.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mark Everist The emergence of grand opéra around 1830 resulted in large-scale works in five acts setting libretti largely based on historical subjects that dominated much European stage music until the First World War. But these shifts in generic paradigm came at a price. The repertoire...
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19th-Century Music (2009) 33 (2): 81–109.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Melina Esse The preponderance of gothic themes in Italian operas of the early nineteenth century is often cited as one of the few ways essentially conservative Italian composers flirted with the Romantic revolution sweeping the rest of Europe. By 1838, the very ubiquity of these tropes led...
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19th-Century Music (2007) 31 (2): 113–130.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., the musical theater librettist and screenwriter Frederique Rosine de Gresac (1866/7-1943). The letters and other sources constitute an important resource for not only nineteenth-century opera and operatic performance but also the early American musical, film studies, the history of women, even the history...