Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera (Hardcover)

Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera By Gregory J. Decker (Editor), Matthew R. Shaftel (Editor) Cover Image
By Gregory J. Decker (Editor), Matthew R. Shaftel (Editor)
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Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera offers a bold and refreshing assessment of the state of opera study as seen through the lens of semiotics. At its core, the volume responds to Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker's Analyzing Opera, utilizing a semiotic framework to embrace opera
on its own terms and engage all of its constituent elements in interpretation. Chapters in this collection resurrect the larger sense of serious operatic study as a multi-faceted, interpretive discipline, no longer in isolation. Contributors pay particular attention to the musical, dramatic,
cultural, and performative in opera and how these modes can create an intertext that informs interpretation. Combining traditional and emerging methodologies, Singing in Signs engages composer-constructed and work-specific music-semiotic systems, broader socio-cultural music codes, and narrative
strategies, with implications for performance and staging practices today.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190620622
ISBN-10: 0190620625
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 20th, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English