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Author Everett, Yayoi Uno, author.

Title Reconfiguring myth and narrative in contemporary opera : Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun / Yayoi Uno Everett.

Publication Info. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.109 EVE    Available
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Description xviii, 241 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
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Series Musical meaning and interpretation
Musical meaning and interpretation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index.
Contents Toward a multimodal discourse on opera -- Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar : a myth of "wounded" freedom -- Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater : a narrative of trauma and ambivalence -- John Adams's Doctor Atomic (2005-2006) : a Faustian parable for the modern age? -- The anti-hero in Tan Dun's The first emperor -- Epilogue : opera as myth in the global age.
Summary Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and sung texts contribute significantly to the semiotics of operatic storytelling. Everett's study draws on Northrop Frye's theories of myth, Lacanian psychoanalysis via Slavoj Žižek, Linda and Michael Hutcheon's notion of production, and musical semiotics found in Robert Hatten's concept of troping in order to provide original interpretive models for conceptualizing new operatic narratives.
Subject Golijov, Osvaldo, 1960- Ainadamar.
Saariaho, Kaija. Adriana Mater.
Adams, John, 1947- Doctor Atomic.
Tan, Dun, 1957- First emperor.
Operas -- 21st century -- Analysis, appreciation.
ISBN 9780253017994 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0253017998 (cloth ; alkaline paper)

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