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By Philip Purvis

This e-book addresses the ways that masculinity is negotiated, developed, represented, and problematized inside operatic song and perform. even supposing the respect of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological experiences because the overdue Nineteen Eighties, and masculinity has been the point of interest of modern if sporadic musicological dialogue, the connection among masculinity and opera has to date escaped designated serious scrutiny. working from a place of sympathy with feminist and queer techniques and the phallocentric traits they establish, this learn deals a different point of view at the cultural relativism of opera by means of concentrating on the male operatic topic. Anchored through musical research or shut readings of musical discourse, the contributions take an interdisciplinary technique by means of additionally attractive with theatre, well known tune, and cultural musicology scholarship. a number of the musical, theoretical, and socio-political trajectories of the essays are traditionally dispersed from 17th to 20th- first-century operatic works and practices, traveling masculinity and the operatic voice, the trouble or refusal of essentialist notions of masculinity, and the operatic illustration of the ‘crisis’ of masculinity. This quantity won't purely liven up the learn of masculinity in opera, yet be an beautiful contribution to tune students attracted to gender, historical past, and new musicology.

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