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Opera North: Opera in Practice Reading list

Opera North: Opera in Practice, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Bryan White
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General sources on opera studies:

Abbate, Carolyn, and Roger Parker, A history of opera : the last four hundred years (Allen Lane, 2012)

Apter, Ronnie and Mark Herman, Translating for singing : the theory, art and craft of translating lyrics ISBN: 9781472571885 £19.99 (pbk.); 9781472571892 £65.00 (hbk.) (Bloombury, 2016)

Citron, Marcia J., When opera meets film, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Greenwald, Helen, The Oxford handbook of opera (Oxford, 2014)

Cooke, Mervyn (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Print Publication: 2005 Online Publication: September 2011.

Johnson, Victoria, Jane F. Fulcher and Thomas Ertman, Opera and society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to Bourdieu [electronic resource], Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2007.

Lindenberger, Herbert, Opera in history : from Monteverdi to Cage, Stanford: University of California Press, 1998.

McKechnie, Kara, Opera North : historical and dramaturgical perspectives on opera studies, Bingley: Emerald Publishing, 2014.

Risi, Clemens, ‘Opera in Performance – in search of new analytical approaches’, The opera quarterly. ISSN: 0736-0053, 27 (2011), pp. 283-95.

Till, Nicholas (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Benjamin Britten

Howard, Patricia, Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1985)

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Kurt Weill

Sanders, Ronald, The Days Grow Short: The Life and Music of Kurt Weill (Los Angeles: Silman James, 1991) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

Stempel, Larry , ‘Street Scene and the Enigma of Broadway Opera’, in A New Orpheus: Essays on Kurt Weill, ed. Kim H. Kowalke (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986) pp. 321-341. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   


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Carter, Tim, W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Levin, David, 'Fidelity in Translation: Mozart and Da Ponte's Le nozze di Figaro', in Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Zemlinsky (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2007)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

This list was last updated on 26/09/2019