A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne Mark Owen Lee

ISBN: 9780802083876

Published: March 20th 2000

Paperback

241 pages


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A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne  by  Mark Owen Lee

A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne by Mark Owen Lee
March 20th 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 241 pages | ISBN: 9780802083876 | 6.20 Mb

Father Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne gathers together for the firstMoreFather Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne gathers together for the first time Father Lees best broadcast and cassette commentaries, public lectures, and articles on twenty-three works for the musical stage. The essays range from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss.Included are Father Lees famous discussions of Mozarts Magic Flute and Beethovens Fidelio, Verdis La Traviata and Falstaff, Wagners Tristan und Isolde, and Poulencs Dialogues of the Carmelites. The concluding chapter, originally published as the lead article in The Opera Quarterlys special issue on the end of the twentieth century, is a thought-provoking forecast of operas future.

Recommendations for further reading, CD recordings, and videos are also included.Opera Canada has applauded Father Lees extraordinary ability to engage, challenge, and enlighten a vast and diverse audience and called his learning-worn-lightly commentaries a unique mix of spiritual empathy, classical scholarship, and psychological insight. Opera lovers, or anyone interested in psychology and mythology, humanities and comparative literature, or the art of the essay will welcome this book.



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