2017, English, Conference Proceedings edition: Great women on stage : the reception of women monarchs from antiquity in Baroque opera / edited by Kerstin Dross-Krüpe.

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Great women on stage : the reception of women monarchs from antiquity in Baroque opera / edited by Kerstin Dross-Krüpe
 
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Physical Description
  • 72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Published
  • Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Great women on stage : the reception of women monarchs from antiquity in Baroque opera /​ edited by Kerstin Dross-Krüpe.
Other Creators
  • Dross-Krüpe, Kerstin, (author,)
  • Garcia-Ventura, Agnès, (author.)
  • Hartmann, Valeska, (author.)
  • Ortega Balanza, Marta, (author.)
  • Weiand, Kerstin, (author.)
Published
  • Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017.
Copyright
  • ©2017.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • Baroque opera is entirely plurimedial. Like no other medium, it offers unique possibilities to create, transform and reinterpret common historical images and figures, using different but closely intertwined semantic levels (drama, music, acting). This makes baroque opera a promising subject of historical, political and gender-specific analysis. The present volume is based on a session of the Eleventh European Social Science History conference in 2016 and examines the (re-)presentation of antique female rulers in baroque opera. The volume is not about music history or music theory studies, but deals with how, in the baroque period, librettists, composers and stage processed the ancient material in order to present female rulers on stage. Baroque opera is a particularly suitable model of study, as ancient themes occupy a prominent place during that period of time. Agnès Garcia Ventura and Marta Ortega Balanza focus on Agrippina the Younger as adapted in a staging of Georg Friedrich Händel?s opera 'Agrippina' at the Liceu opera house in Barcelona in 2013. They analyze the miscellaneous gender representations of Agrippina from ancient sources to Händel?s opera and its Barcelona staging. In Valeska Hartmann?s contribution Cleopatra VII plays the lead. Hartmann focuses on the stage designs used to create an appropriate setting for this ambivalent and often highly sexualized ruler. Both case studies are preceded by an introductory chapter by Kerstin Dross-Krüpe about the 'opera seria' as a source for the reception of antiquity and an essay by Kerstin Weiand about the polyvalence of antiquity in early modern Europe.
Contents
  • Great women on stage: the reception of women monarchs from antiquity in Baroque opera /​ Kerstin Dross-Krüpe
  • The polyvalence of antiquity: remarks on the reception of classical antiquity in early modern Europe /​ Kerstin Weiand
  • The construction of femininity in Händel's Agrippina: from history to dramatic opera /​ Agnès Garcia Ventura &​ Marta Ortega Balanza
  • Cleopatra in Baroque opera: the stage design between depiction of power and adoption of antiquity /​ Valeska Hartmann.
Notes
  • ISSN 1860-1812 was erroneously printed in the book.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9783447107846
  • 3447107847
Dewey Number
  • 780
Standard Number
  • 9783447107846
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