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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THROUGH OPERA GLASSES To a greater extent than the recent election of President Obama, ... this event provoked explain why revolutionary America started to be represented in Italian opera, especially opera buffa.

Author: Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521897082

Category: Music

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Polzonetti reveals how revolutionary America inspired eighteenth-century European audiences, and how it can still inspire and entertain us.
2011-03-17 By Pierpaolo Polzonetti

that time, the world his reputation was more closely linked to was Italian opera: his career at the Teatro San Carlo ... 1995); Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: Axel Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108843867

Category: Music

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This volume of essays discusses the European and global expansion of Italian opera and the significance of this process for debates on opera at home in Italy. Covering different parts of Europe, the Americas, Southeast and East Asia, it investigates the impact of transnational musical exchanges on notions of national identity associated with the production and reception of Italian opera across the world. As a consequence of these exchanges between composers, impresarios, musicians and audiences, ideas of operatic Italianness (italianit...) constantly changed and had to be reconfigured, reflecting the radically transformative experience of time and space that throughout the nineteenth century turned opera into a global aesthetic commodity. The book opens with a substantial introduction discussing key concepts in cross-disciplinary perspective and concludes with an epilogue relating its findings to different historiographical trends in transnational opera studies.
2022-03-24 By Axel Körner

Trans. in Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 53. 13. Wilson, “Visual Surface and Visual Symbol,” 101. 14. Patrick Singy, “Huber's Eyes: The Art of ...

Author: Deirdre Loughridge

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226337128

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The years between roughly 1760 and 1810, a period stretching from the rise of Joseph Haydn’s career to the height of Ludwig van Beethoven’s, are often viewed as a golden age for musical culture, when audiences started to revel in the sounds of the concert hall. But the latter half of the eighteenth century also saw proliferating optical technologies—including magnifying instruments, magic lanterns, peepshows, and shadow-plays—that offered new performance tools, fostered musical innovation, and shaped the very idea of “pure” music. Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow is a fascinating exploration of the early romantic blending of sight and sound as encountered in popular science, street entertainments, opera, and music criticism. Deirdre Loughridge reveals that allusions in musical writings to optical technologies reflect their spread from fairgrounds and laboratories into public consciousness and a range of discourses, including that of music. She demonstrates how concrete points of intersection—composers’ treatments of telescopes and peepshows in opera, for instance, or a shadow-play performance of a ballad—could then fuel new modes of listening that aimed to extend the senses. An illuminating look at romantic musical practices and aesthetics, this book yields surprising relations between the past and present and offers insight into our own contemporary audiovisual culture.
2016-09-06 By Deirdre Loughridge

A few recent studies have filled in some gaps within our knowledge of Italian opera of this period, though they have hardly succeeded ... Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Author: Ellen Lockhart

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520284432

Category: Music

Page: 240

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This pathbreaking study of Italian stage works reconsiders a crucial period of music history: the late eighteenth century through the early nineteenth century. In her interdisciplinary examination of the statue animated by music, Ellen Lockhart deftly shows how Enlightenment ideas influenced Italian theater and music and vice versa. As Lockhart concludes, the animated statue became a fundamental figure within aesthetic theory and musical practice during the years spanning 1770–1830. Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770–1830 begins with an exploration of a repertoire of Italian ballets, melodramas, and operas from around 1800, then traces and connects a set of core ideas between science, philosophy, theories of language, itinerant performance traditions, the epistemology of sensing, and music criticism.
2017-09-19 By Ellen Lockhart

While Friedrich abstains from presenting Native Americans as “noble savages,” he condemns the (ignoble) barbarity of the Spaniards and of Christian religion. Polzonetti, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution, 107–32. 27.

Author: Axel Körner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400887811

Category: History

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America in Italy examines the influence of the American political experience on the imagination of Italian political thinkers between the late eighteenth century and the unification of Italy in the 1860s. Axel Körner shows how Italian political thought was shaped by debates about the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution, but he focuses on the important distinction that while European interest in developments across the Atlantic was keen, this attention was not blind admiration. Rather, America became a sounding board for the critical assessment of societal changes at home. Many Italians did not think the United States had lessons to teach them and often concluded that life across the Atlantic was not just different but in many respects also objectionable. In America, utopia and dystopia seemed to live side by side, and Italian references to the United States were frequently in support of progressive or reactionary causes. Political thinkers including Cesare Balbo, Carlo Cattaneo, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Antonio Rosmini used the United States to shed light on the course of their nation's political resurgence. Concepts from Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Vico served to evaluate what Italians discovered about America. Ideas about American "domestic manners" were reflected and conveyed through works of ballet, literature, opera, and satire. Transcending boundaries between intellectual and cultural history, America in Italy is the first book-length examination of the influence of America's political formation on modern Italian political thought.
2017-06-13 By Axel Körner

tary musicological studies that have considered concepts, subjects, and images of America in music and theatre of earlier periods, Pierpaolo Polzonetti, in Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution, has examined the ...

Author: Diana R. Hallman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783277001

Category: Music

Page: 410

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Just as America was observed in French literary and political commentary, we find representations of America in French music, dance, and theatre which serve as the focus of this volume.
2022-05-11 By Diana R. Hallman

Citron Situating Opera: Period, Genre, Reception Herbert Lindenberger Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution Pierpaolo Polzonetti Opera in the Novel from Balzac to Proust Cormae Newark Opera in the Age of Rousseau: Music, ...

Author: David Charlton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521887601

Category: Music

Page: 413

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A wide-ranging account of opera on stage and in society in the age of Rousseau, from Rameau to Gluck.
2012-10-25 By David Charlton

The Prima Donna and Opera, 1815–1930 Susan Rutherford Opera and Society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to ... of Modern Life Benjamin Walton Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution Pierpaolo Polzonetti Opera in the ...

Author: Alessandra Campana

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316194867

Category: Music

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At the turn of the twentieth century Italian opera participated to the making of a modern spectator. The Ricordi stage manuals testify to the need to harness the effects of operatic performance, activating opera's capacity to cultivate a public. This book considers how four operas and one film deal with their public: one that in Boito's Mefistofele is entertained by special effects, or that in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra is called upon as a political body to confront the specters of history. Also a public that in Verdi's Otello is subjected to the manipulation of contemporary acting, or one that in Puccini's Manon Lescaut is urged to question the mechanism of spectatorship. Lastly, the silent film Rapsodia satanica, thanks to the craft and prestige of Pietro Mascagni's score, attempts to transform the new industrial medium into art, addressing its public's search for a bourgeois pan-European cultural identity, right at the outset of the First World War.
2015-01-22 By Alessandra Campana

Opera Buffa in Italy, 1831-1848 Francesco Izzo (Musicologist). ———. “Un giorno di regno: From Romani's Libretto to Verdi's Opera,” Studi Verdiani 2 (1983), 38–58. ———. Leonora's Last Act: Essays ... the Age of the American Revolution.

Author: Francesco Izzo (Musicologist)

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580462938

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Tells the forgotten story of post-Rossinian opera buffa, with attention to masterpieces by Donizetti and fascinating comic works by Luigi Ricci, the young Verdi, and other composers.

“Don Giovanni Goes to Prison: Teaching Opera behind Bars. ... In Oxford Handbooks Online [subject: Music, Musicology and Music History, Opera, Ethnomusicology], ... Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution.

Author: Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226805009

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Feasting and Fasting in Opera shows that the consumption of food and drink is an essential component of opera, both on and off stage. In this book, opera scholar Pierpaolo Polzonetti explores how convivial culture shaped the birth of opera and opera-going rituals until the mid-nineteenth century, when eating and drinking at the opera house were still common. Through analyses of convivial scenes in operas, the book also shows how the consumption of food and drink, and sharing or the refusal to do so, define characters’ identity and relationships. Feasting and Fasting in Opera moves chronologically from around 1480 to the middle of the nineteenth century, when Wagner’s operatic reforms banished refreshments during the performance and mandated a darkened auditorium and absorbed listening. The book focuses on questions of comedy, pleasure, embodiment, and indulgence—looking at fasting, poisoning, food disorders, body types, diet, and social, ethnic, and gender identities—in both tragic and comic operas from Monteverdi to Puccini. Polzonetti also sheds new light on the diet Maria Callas underwent in preparation for her famous performance as Violetta, the consumptive heroine of Verdi’s La traviata. Neither food lovers nor opera scholars will want to miss Polzonetti’s page-turning and imaginative book.
2021-11-11 By Pierpaolo Polzonetti