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En Travesti : Women, Gender Subversion, Opera - Corinne E. Blackmer

En Travesti

Women, Gender Subversion, Opera

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1995
ISBN: 9780231102698
Number Of Pages: 381
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Celebrates opera as a medium that empowers female desire and undermines the heterosexist hierarchies its plots would seem to perpetuate. The impressive group of authors in this collection-literary critics, musicologists, philosophers, reexamine not only operas ranging from Monteverdi to Gertrude Stein but also the complex relationships between divas and their female fans. A stunning contribution to cultural studies, feminism, and music criticism.

Introductionp. 1
In Praise of Brigitte Fassbaender: Reflections on Diva Worshipp. 20
What Are These Women Doing in Opera?p. 59
I Am An Opera: Identifying with Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneasp. 99
Ruggiero's Deceptions, Cherubino's Distractionsp. 132
Tancredi Continuesp. 152
The Lost Voice of Rosine Stoltzp. 169
Jenny Lind and the Voice of Americap. 190
Singing in Greek Drag: Gluck, Berlioz, George Eliotp. 216
Gli Enigmi Sono Tre: The [D]evolution of Turandot, Lesbian Monsterp. 242
The Lesbian in the Opera: Desire Unmasked in Smyth's Fantasio and Fete Galantep. 285
The Ecstasies of Saint Teresa: The Saint as Queer Diva from Crashaw to Four Saints in Three Actsp. 306
Admiring the Countess Geschwitzp. 348
Contributorsp. 371
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780231102698
ISBN-10: 0231102690
Series: Between Men-Between Women
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 23rd October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52

Earn 121 Qantas Points
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