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Georges Bizet: Carmen (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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Bizet's Carmen is probably the best known opera of the standard repertoire, yet its very familiarity often prevents us from approaching it with the seriousness it deserves. This Handbook explores the opera in a number of contexts, bringing to the surface the controversies over gender, race, class and musical propriety. After a study of Mérimée's story Carmen by Peter Robinson, Susan McClary examines the social tensions in nineteenth-century France that inform both that story and the opera, and traces the opera through its genesis and reception. The Handbook concludes with discussions of four films based on the opera. The volume contains a bibliography, music examples, and a synopsis and will be of interest to students, scholars, and operagoers.

Synopsis:

This handbook explores Bizet's famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in Mérimée's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.

Synopsis:

Exploring Bizet's opera in a number of contexts, this text examines its origin in Merimee's short story to the various film adaptations.

Synopsis:

Beginning with a study of Mérimée's story of Carmen by Peter Robinson and an examination of the social tensions in nineteenth-century France, this analysis traces the opera through its genesis and reception.

Synopsis:

This handbook explores Bizet??'s famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in M??rim??e??'s short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.

Synopsis:

e's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Mérimée's 'Carmen' Peter Robinson; 2. The genesis of Bizet's Carmen; 3. Images of race, class and gender in nineteenth-century French culture; 4. The musical languages of Carmen; 5. Synopsis and analysis; 6. The reception of Carmen; 7. Carmen on film; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398978
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
McClary, Susan
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Bizet, georges, 1838-1875
Subject:
Bizet, Georges
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Bizet, Georges, --1838-1875.--Carmen
Subject:
Bizet, Georges, --1838-1875.--Carmen Bizet, G
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Series Volume:
38 (1987
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.50x5.47x.39 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This handbook explores Bizet's famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in Mérimée's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.
"Synopsis" by , Exploring Bizet's opera in a number of contexts, this text examines its origin in Merimee's short story to the various film adaptations.
"Synopsis" by , Beginning with a study of Mérimée's story of Carmen by Peter Robinson and an examination of the social tensions in nineteenth-century France, this analysis traces the opera through its genesis and reception.
"Synopsis" by , This handbook explores Bizet??'s famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in M??rim??e??'s short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.
"Synopsis" by , e's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.
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