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Blackness in Opera seriously examines the intersections of race and tune within the multifaceted style of opera. a various cross-section of students areas famous operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) along lesser-known works resembling Frederick Delius's Koanga, William supply Still's Blue Steel, and Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! to bare a brand new ancient context for re-imagining race and blackness in opera. the amount brings a wide-ranging, theoretically trained, interdisciplinary method of questions about how blackness has been represented in those operas, matters surrounding characterization of blacks, interpretation of racialized roles through 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 movie. as well as essays via students, the ebook additionally beneficial properties reflections by means of 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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The performance and subsequent recording of Porgy and Bess by the Houston Grand Opera in 1976 can be seen as a turning point that led other major opera houses to add Porgy and Bess to their repertoires. Fifty years after the opera’s first performance, the Metropolitan Opera house did its first production of Porgy. ), the opera is still receiving first performances in major houses. The Chicago Lyric Opera gave its first production in November 2008. 24. Also translated as “nigger-minstrel fashion,” according to stage direction in part 1.

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