Georges Bizet: Carmen (Cambridge Opera Handbooks) (Paperback)

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Georges Bizet: Carmen (Cambridge Opera Handbooks) (Paperback)

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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 M rim e'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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521398978
ISBN-10: 0521398975
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 1992
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks