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Author André, Naomi Adele.

Title Voicing gender : Castrati, Travesti, and the second woman in early-nineteenth-century Italian opera / Naomi André.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.1094509034 ANDR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 230 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Musical meaning and interpretation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-222) and index.
Contents Prelude : hearing voices -- Sounding voices : modeling voice and the period ear -- Haunting legacies : the Castrato in the nineteenth century -- Meyerbeer in Italy : the crusader, the Castrato, and the disguised second woman -- Interlude : queens, hybridity, and the diva -- Taming women's voices : from hero to pageboy -- Women's voices in motion : voices behind the romantic heroine -- Coda : looking ahead to Risorgimento heroism.
Subject Opera -- Italy -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Feminism and music.
Heroines in opera.
ISBN 0253346444 (cloth : alk. paper)
025321789X (pbk. : alk. paper)