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Title The arts of the prima donna in the long nineteenth century / edited by Rachel Cowgill & Hilary Poriss.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.1082 ARTS  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xlvi. 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Promotion and image-making. Divas and sonnets : poetry for female singers in Teatri arti e letteratura / Francesco Izzo ; Idealizing the prima donna in mid-Victorian London / Roberta Montemorra Marvin ; Prima donnas and the performance of altruism / Hilary Poriss ; Staging scandal with Salome and Elektra / Joy H. Calico ; Screening the diva / Mary Simonson ; Prima donna's art of politics / James R. Currie ; Interlude: Prima donna creates / Julian Rushton -- Fantasy and representation. Gautier's "diva" : the first French use of the word / J. Q. Davies ; Artistic experiment and the reevaluation of the prima donna in George Moore's Evelyn Innes / Grace Kehler ; Ars moriendi : reflections on the death of Mimi / Helen Greenwald ; Lakmé's echoing jewels / Gurminder Kaur Bhogal ; Interlude: Breath's end : opera and mortality / Terry Castle -- Cultures of celebrity. "Attitudes with a shawl" : performance, femininity, and spectatorship at the Italian opera in early nineteenth-century London / Rachel Cowgill ; From diva to drama queen / Tracy C. Davis ; Prima donna as opera impresario : Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911-1926 / Susan Rutherford ; "In imitation of my Negro mammy" : Alma Gluck and the American prima donna / Susan C. Cook ; "The finest voice of the century" : Clara Butt and other concert-hall and drawing-room singers of fin-de-siècle Britain / Sophie Fuller ; Galli-Curci comes to town : the prima donna's presence in the age of mechanical reproduction / Alexandra Wilson.
Other author Cowgill, Rachel.
Poriss, Hilary.
Subject Opera -- 19th century.
Women singers.
Opera -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780195365870 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195365879 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780195365887 (paperback: alk. paper)
0195365887 (paperback: alk. paper)