Brecht at the opera / Joy H. Calico.
Calico, Joy H. (författare)
- ISBN 9780520254824
- Publicerad: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
- Copyright: © 2008
- Engelska xvi, 282 sidor
Serie: California studies in 20th-century music ; 9
- Lehrstück, opera and the new audience contract of the epic theater -- The operatic roots of gestus in "The mother" and "Round heads and pointed heads" -- Fragments of opera in American exile -- "Lucullus": opera and national identity -- Brecht's legacy for opera: estrangement and the canon.
- Brecht at the Opera looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society even as he continued to work on opera projects throughout his career. He completed three operas and attempted two dozen more with composers such as Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. Joy H. Calico argues that Brecht's simultaneous work on opera and Lehrstück in the 1920s generated the new concept of audience experience that would come to define epic theater, and that his revisions to the theory of Gestus in the mid-1930s are reminiscent of nineteenth-century opera performance practices of mimesis
- Opera (sao)
- Opera (LCSH)
- Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
- 782.1092 (DDC)
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