The impossible art : adventures in opera
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
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Central Library - Nonfiction - 2nd Floor
782.1 Au22
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
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Book
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xvi, 299 pages : music ; 22 cm
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English

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From its beginning, opera has been an impossible art. Its first practitioners, in seventeenth-century Florence, set themselves the unreachable goal of reproducing the wonders of ancient Greek drama, which no one can be sure was sung in the first place. Opera s greatest artists have striven to fuse multiple art forms -- music, drama, poetry, dance -- into a unified synesthetic experience. The composer Matthew Aucoin, a rising star of the opera world, posits that it is this impossibility that gives opera its exceptional power and serves as its lifeblood. The virtuosity required of its performers, the bizarre and often spectacular nature of its stage productions, the creation of a whole world whose basic fabric is music -- opera assumes its true form when it pursues impossible goals.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Aucoin, M. (2021). The impossible art: adventures in opera (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aucoin, Matthew, 1990-. 2021. The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aucoin, Matthew, 1990-. The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Aucoin, Matthew. The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

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