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By Naomi Andre, Karen M. Bryan, Eric Saylor, Guthrie Ramsey

Blackness in Opera severely examines the intersections of race and song within the multifaceted style of opera. a various cross-section of students areas famous operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) along lesser-known works akin to Frederick Delius's Koanga, William provide 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 quantity brings a wide-ranging, theoretically educated, 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 through students, the booklet additionally positive factors reflections through popular 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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