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A Song of Love and Death By Peter Conrad

A Song of Love and Death
by Peter Conrad

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A survey of opera in which the author maintains that opera is a necessary art form which speaks to our primitive nature and expresses the whole drama of human existence. In the archetypes of opera he sees heroes and heroines that embody a courage of which we overtly disapprove, but secretly admire.
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A Song of Love and Death: Meaning of Opera by Peter Conrad

This aims to provide a panoramic survey of opera past and present and to explain the cultural phenomenon of opera. The author believes opera to be a vitally necessary art form that speaks to our primitive nature and expresses the whole drama of human existence. In such archetypal figures as Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Carmen, Salome and Tristan and Isolde, we see heroes and heroines who embody a freedom of action of which we overtly disapprove but secretly identify with and admire. The author teaches English at Christ Church, Oxford and has written other works of cultural analysis including "Imagining America" and "The Everyman History of English Literature".

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A Song of Love and Death: Meaning of Opera by Peter Conrad
Peter Conrad
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1989-04-20
384
0701208406
9780701208400
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