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Author Heller, Wendy, 1955-

Title Emblems of eloquence : opera and women's voices in seventeenth-century Venice / Wendy Heller.

Published Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, [2003]
©2003

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 UniM Southbank  782.108209453 HELL  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 386 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The emblematic woman -- Bizzarrie femminile : opera and the Accademia degli incogniti -- Didone and the voice of chastity -- 'Disprezzata regina' : woman and empire -- The nymph Calisto and the myth of female pleasure -- Semiramide and the conventions of musical transvestism -- Messalina la meretrice : envoicing the courtesan.
Subject Opera -- Italy -- 17th century -- Venice.
Women in opera.
ISBN 0520209338 (alk. paper)