Opera Offstage: Passion and Politics Behind the Great Operas

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Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003 - 240 páginas
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Who inspired Carmen's fiery heroine? Was there a plot behind the hostile reception to the premiere of Madame Butterly? What compromises did Richard Strauss make with the Nazi government to get his Die Schweigsame Frau produced? Opera Offstage brings to light the intriguing tales behind 27 of the greatest operas of all time. Milton Brener ignites new appreciation for these classics and their composers by revealing the histories and human circumstances surrounding their creation.
 

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TIRSO DE MOLINA AND THE DUKE OF OSUNA
9
THE RELUCTANT OPERA COMPOSER
27
WAGNER ROBBER AND THE THETIS
42
ALEXANDRE DUMAS AND THE LADY
69
THREE MEN AND AN OPERA
87
AN EXCESS OF CORPSES
102
THE FORGOTTEN MAN
120
A MOST UNUSUAL TRIANGLE
141
FEROCIOUS PANTOMIME
160
FRAU WAGNER AND THE RELIGIOUS WAR OF 1903
168
A MYSTERIOUS FAILURE
181
THE TRAGEDY OFFSTAGE
199
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