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Remaking the Song
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Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Roger Parker


Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers' revisions, singers' improvisations, and stage directors' re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they go far enough? This book spans almost the entire history of opera and re-examines attitudes toward some of our best-loved musical works. It looks at opera's history of multiple visions and revisions and asks a simple question: what exactly is opera? The book considers works by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Berio in order to challenge what many regard as sacrosanct: the opera ... More

Keywords: Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Berio, Cecilia Bartoli, Turandot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520244184
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520244184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Parker, author