Source:Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, United States, p.xi, 342 pages ; (2015)
Keywords:(OCoLC)fst01046145, (OCoLC)fst01920644, fast, Opera., Orientalism in opera.
Includes bibliographical references and index.Recitatives. Globalising and glocalising opera ; The genre ; Orientalisms -- Arias. Bible-based operas ; Crusaders, Arabs and Turks ; Egypt ; India and Ceylon ; China ; Japan ; Russia.Western opera is a globalized and globalizing phenomenon and affords us a unique opportunity for exploring the concept of "orientalism," the subject of literary scholar Edward Said's modern classic on the topic. Nicholas Tarling's Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the past two centuries. In this important survey, Tarling first considers how the Orient appears on the operatic stage in Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States before exploring individual operas according to the region of the "Orient" in which the work is set.