Browse School of Music by Contributor "Professor Sylvia Stone"
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(University of Illinois, 2016)Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La bohème remains one of the most well-‐‐known, beloved and oft-‐‐performed operas in the operatic repertoire. In this essay, I explore the various ways that revisionist directors interpret ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This scholarly essay explores the subject of improvisation in opera and vocal music, tracing its historical antecedents, providing examples of contemporary, classically-informed improvising singers and opera companies, and ...
Inspiration For And Interpretation Of The Vocal Writing For The Title Character In George Enescu's Opera Oedipe (University of Illinois, 2015-05)The titular role of George Enescu’s opera, Oedipe, is one of the most challenging bass-baritone roles in the literature. With a vast scope and a rare level of notational specificity, the part ranges from Wagnerian lyricism ...
A Modern Storyteller: Selected Songs For Soprano By Jake Heggie From The Perspective Of Literature And Style (University of Illinois, 2015-05)Having established his reputation as a modern American opera composer, Jake Heggie has made an impact in the realm of vocal music. Currently he is composing his eighth opera, two of which have been critically acclaimed. ...