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Modernism and Opera

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N's Gloriana and Messiaen's Saint Francois d'AssiseA collaborative study of the ultimate collaborative art form Modernism and Opera reveals how modernism and opera illuminate each other and generally the culture of the twentieth century It also addresses a number of issues crucial for understanding generally the culture of the twentieth century It also addresses a number of issues crucial for understanding relation between modernism and opera the twentieth century It also addresses a number of issues crucial for understanding the relation between modernism and opera in particular on intermediality how modernism integrates music literature and drama into opera and anti theatricality how opera responds to modernism's apparent antipathy to theatricality This captivating book the first of its kind will appeal to scholars of literature music theater and modernity as well as to sophisticated opera lovers everywhere. Re to one side BUT OPERA THAT GRAND CAULDRON opera that grand cauldron of arts demands that scholars too share the stage with one anotherIn Modernism and Richard Begam and Matthew Wilson Smith bring together musicologists literary critics and theater scholars for the first time in a mutual endeavor to trace certain key moments in the history of modernism and opera This innovative volume includes essays from some of the most notable scholars in their fields and covers works as diverse as Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle Berg's Wozzeck Janaček's Makropulos Case Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts Strauss's Arabella Schoenberg's Moses und Aron Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress Britte. At first glance modernism and opera may seem like strange bedfellows the former hostile to sentiment the latter wearing its heart on its sleeve And yet these apparent bedfellows the former hostile to sentiment the latter wearing its heart on its sleeve And yet these apparent attract many operas are aesthetically avant garde politically subversive and socially transgressive From the proto modernist strains of Richard Wagner's Parsifal through the twenty first century modernism of Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin the duet between modernism and opera at turns harmonious and Dissonant Has Been One Of has been one of central artistic events of modernity Despite this centrality scholars of modernist literature only rarely venture into opera and music scholars generally return the favor by leaving literatu. ,