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Blackness in Opera severely examines the intersections of race and song within the multifaceted style of opera. a various cross-section of students locations famous operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) along lesser-known works corresponding to Frederick Delius's Koanga, William supply Still's Blue Steel, and Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! to bare a brand new old context for re-imagining race and blackness in opera. the amount brings a wide-ranging, theoretically proficient, interdisciplinary method of questions about how blackness has been represented in those operas, matters surrounding characterization of blacks, interpretation of racialized roles by means of blacks and whites, controversies over race within the theatre and using blackface, and extensions of blackness alongside the spectrum from grand opera to musical theatre and picture. as well as essays by way of students, the e-book additionally positive factors reflections via well known American tenor George Shirley.


Contributors are Naomi André, Melinda Boyd, Gwynne Kuhner Brown, Karen M. Bryan, Melissa J. de Graaf, Christopher R. Gauthier, Jennifer McFarlane-Harris, Gayle Murchison, Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., Eric Saylor, Sarah Schmalenberger, Ann Sears, George Shirley, and Jonathan O. Wipplinger.

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