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Title Postopera : reinventing the voice-body / by Jelena Novak.
Imprint Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera
Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Operas -- 21st century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Operas -- 20th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Opera -- 21st century.
Opera -- 20th century.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Series Editor's Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Part I Focusing on Body Singing; 1 Postopera and Vocalic Body; 2 Body-Voice Gap, Postopera, and Body/Voice Theory; Part II Voices beyond Corporeality: Performing Singing as Upgrading; 3 Singing Beyond the Body: Uniqueness, Intruder, and Prosthesis; 4 Monstrous Singing: The Politics of Vocal Existence; Part III Throwing the Voice, Catching the Body: Opera, Ventriloquism, and De-Synchronization; 5 Operatizing the Film: Body Without Voice and Voice Without Body.
6 Singing Letters, Multiplied Bodies, and Dissociated VoicePart IV Singing Gender as a Performance; 7 Voice and Gender Standing Apart; 8 Vocal Drag, Counter-Castrato, and the Scandal of the Singing Body; Reinventing the Vocalic Body in Postopera: Conclusion; Bibliography; Audio and Video Recordings; Scores; Index.
Summary Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is taken for granted. Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the body-voice relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as one of the major driving forces in recent opera. She takes as her focus six contemporary operas - La Belle et la BĂȘte, Writing to Vermeer, Three Tales, One, Homeland and La Commedia and dissects the singing body as a set of rules, protocols, effects, strategies.
Other Title Print version: Novak, Jelena, 1974- Postopera 9781472441034