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Ariane & Bluebeard - From Fairy Tale to Comic Book Opera

English · Hardback

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-- Matthew Brown developed this project through his founding of TableTopOpera, a group of scholars and performers committed to performing multimedia projects promoting classical music to general audiences. TableTop's production, a reductionist fantasy based on Ariane et Barbe-bleue, played an adaptation of Paul Dukas's original score while panels of P. Craig Russell's popular graphic novel Ariane and Bluebeard, Op. 26 streaked across the auditorium screen. Brown wrote the score and the show was called "a miracle of collaborative creation" thanks to "all editing decisions made in regard not only to Brown's profound knowledge of the epoch and Russell's passion for the opera but of the demanding virtuosos who would be playing it, for the multimedia skills it would require - and for a strong commitment to the integrity of the original score." Th. Emil Homerin produced the show. This book, based off the performance project, already is being marketed through TableTopOpera. Contributors to the volume include an opera singer and instructor from the Metropolitan Opera's production of Bluebeard's Castle, the celebrated comic and graphic artist P. Craig Russell, and scholars in classics, religion, history, women and gender studies, and rare books. -- Although the premier of Ariane et Barbe-bleue is frequently lauded as a landmark in operatic history, there is at present no book devoted solely to its history, structure, reception, and cultural implications. -- This book will stand out on our music list and contribute to our reputation for publishing books on multimedia topics by touching on such diverse subjects as opera, comic books, and animated movies. Further, it contributes to our list of significant works on women and gender studies. -- Our target audience includes students, scholars, and readers interested in musicology, particularly Paul Dukas, French music, and multimedia opera. Other related interests include histories of print, multimedia, and comic works, philosophical discussion of Plato and mysticism, and French symbolist literature.

About the author

Matthew Brown is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He is author of numerous articles and five books, including Debussy Redux: The Impact of His Music on Popular Culture (IUP). In 2011, he founded TableTopOpera, a multimedia chamber ensemble based at the Eastman School of Music.Th. Emil Homerin was Professor of Religion and Former Chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester. His works include a number of books and articles on Islam, Arabic literature, and mysticism. He is author (with Joy Calico and Matthew Brown) of "Comic Book Opera: P. Craig Russell's Salome in a Production by Table Top Opera" in The Opera Quarterly.

Product details

Authors Matthew G. Homerin Brown
Assisted by Matthew Brown (Editor), Matthew G Brown (Editor), Matthew G. Brown (Editor), Matthew Gordon Brown (Editor), Th Emil Homerin (Editor), Thomas Emil Homerin (Editor)
Publisher Indiana University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.11.2022
EAN 9780253063168
ISBN 978-0-253-06316-8
No. of pages 384
Subject Fiction > Comic, cartoon, humour, satire

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