Verdi and Puccini Heroines Dramatic Characterization in Great Soprano Roles by Geoffrey Edwards, Ryan Edwards
  

Verdi and Puccini Heroines Dramatic Characterization in Great Soprano Roles

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Synopsis

Verdi and Puccini Heroines Dramatic Characterization in Great Soprano Roles by Geoffrey Edwards, Ryan Edwards

Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution of the Verdi and Puccini soprano while illuminating the dramatic scope and power of these great heroines. Avoiding critical reductionism, Verdi and Puccini Heroines provides an unprecedented and probing discussion of how these great soprano roles were conceived and executed.

Reviews

Well researched...offers new perspectives on these significant female characters and insight into the dramatic intent of Verdi and Puccini. Journal of Singing

About the Author

Geoffrey Edwards is an award-winning author and stage director. Ryan Edwards, a leading baritone with the Metropolitan Opera, has received international acclaim as a singing actor.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
216 pages

Author

Geoffrey Edwards, Ryan Edwards
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Publisher

Scarecrow Press

Publication date

1st January 2000

ISBN

9780810846937


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