First intermissions : twenty-one great operas explored, explained, and brought to life from the Met / M. Owen Lee

Author(s): Lee, M. Owen, 1930-
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Subjects: Operas--Analysis, appreciation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
LC Classification: M, MT
Table of Contents: Mozart
A New Kind of Opera: Idomeneo 5
Verdi
When Verdi's Fathers Sing: Rigoletto 15
Patterns of Light: Simon Boccanegra 25
Chiaroscuro: Un Ballo in Maschera 33
Everything in This Drama is True: Don Carlo 41
Six Prophetic Trumpets: Aida 49
The Heart of Darkness: Otello 59
Wagner
The Phantom Lover and the Eternal Feminine: Der Fliegende Hollander 71
You Use Works of Art to See Your Soul: Tannhauser 81
One Brief Shining Moment: Lohengrin 91
Songbirds and Saints: Die Meistersinger 103
Who Is the Grail?: Parsifal 121
French Opera
The Matter of Melody: Faust 141
Unanswered Questions: Les Troyens 149
Six Characters in Search of a Poet: Les Contes d'Hoffmann 159
Phrases Massenetiques: Manon 169
Puccini
A Charming Life, and a Terrible One: La Boheme 181
The Maturing Male and the Voracious Virago: Turandot 189
Strauss
That Is What Fiction Means: Elektra 201
A Moment Beyond Time: Der Rosenkavalier 211
Love that Colors and Transforms: Die Frau ohne Schatten 219
Further Reading 227
Recordings and Videos 233
Broadcast Dates 241
Index 243
Notes: LCCN: 94010113 /MN
ISBN: 0195092554 (acid-free paper)
Based on the author's intermission commentaries from Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-231) and index
Physical Description: xv, 248 p. : ill., music ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 30030714
ISBN/ISSN: 0195092554

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