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  • Author:
    Peter Conrad
  • ISBN:
    0671643533
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671643539
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    Poseidon Pr; First Edition edition (September 1, 1987)
  • Pages:
    384 pages
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Arguing that opera's deepest roots lie in our most fundamental human rituals, Peter Conrad shows us the faces of the gods .

Arguing that opera's deepest roots lie in our most fundamental human rituals, Peter Conrad shows us the faces of the gods that still hover over the pageant-gods of music, abandon, evil, love. then, with the A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera.

This study of opera's rites, repertory and performers is perhaps the most intellectually stimulating book on the subject in the past 30 years.

Conrad, Peter, 1948-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Orpheus - Dionysus - Eros - Mephistopheles - Dagon - Classical opera - Mozart - Romantic opera - Beethoven and political opera - Berlioz and historical opera - Verdi - Wagner - Realism and Puccini - Wagnerism and Strauss - Past and present - Phantoms of the opera. The Met and the metropolis - Opera in a garden - New theaters - Drama against music - After the revolution, and before - Beating time - A black goddess - Archetypes - The ecstasy and agony of song.

Peter Conrad (born 1948) is an Australian-born academic specialising in English . A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera, New York: Poseidon Press, 1987, ISBN 0-671-64353-3.

Peter Conrad (born 1948) is an Australian-born academic specialising in English literature, who taught at Christ Church at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Conrad was born in Hobart, Tasmania, and attended Hobart High School.

Peter Conrad's subtitle, 'The Meaning of Opera' could be expanded to: 'The Meaning of Opera to me, personally. Here's what it feels like to experience opera, up close, and in your soul. The last chapter, 'The Ecstasy and Agony of Song' would also make a good alternative title

Peter Conrad's subtitle, 'The Meaning of Opera' could be expanded to: 'The Meaning of Opera to me, personally. The last chapter, 'The Ecstasy and Agony of Song' would also make a good alternative title.

The characters of opera obey neither moral nor social law.

The characters of opera obey neither moral nor social la. .Id in opera never learns to fear the superego; libido never acknowledges the repressive rule of a society.

by Conrad, Peter, 1948-.

Official Post from Opera Vivrà: " Peter Conrad’s A Song of Love and Death sports a grand subtitle: The Meaning of Opera. Conrad is especially fond of pointing out how particular operas tell the story of opera as a genre. Don’t expect the promised enlightenment- A Catalogue of Opera would have been more appropriate. The book freewheels through the canon, calling on both famous and obscure operas to support the author’s claims. Is opera reaching its end? There’s a Götterdämmerung for that. Is it fighting time? Try Die Rosenkavalier. And even literal examples abound-plenty of operas, from L’Orfeo to Tosca, are about music or singers.

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Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal.

This is an astonishing book. Perhaps the most intellectually stimulating book on the subject in the past thirty years.

An analysis of opera covers the sources of its myths, current controversies, and opera's place in history, and covers major singers and composers