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Eating and Drinking in Opera: and the Callas Diet  

Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Online publication date:
Aug 2015
This article explores how food and drink in opera convey meaning, define relationships, trigger psychophysical reactions, and denote dramatis and singers’ personae. It proposes a basic ... More

Embodied Representation in Staged Opera  

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

Online publication date:
Jul 2018
The singing and acting performer in staged opera has and also performs a body that is both a biological entity and an ideological construct: its race, sex, physique, and age are all given ... More


Helen M. Greenwald

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Apr 2015
Music, Opera
This introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Opera provides a summary to the main themes of the volume: opera as a genre, the balance of words and music, performance history, cultural ... More

Sexuality, Dis/Ability, and Sublimity in Grand Opera  

Hanne Blank

Online publication date:
Aug 2018
This chapter proposes that in the grand opera of the nineteenth century, sexuality and dis/ability combine with opera’s musical, literary, and dramatic elements, enabling experiences of ... More