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Cultural Narratives and Performance Institutions

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0006
Cultural Narratives and Performance Institutions

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This chapter discusses the cultural narratives inside and outside of opera and music theater as well as structural models for operatic and music theater companies. Issues of storytelling and highbrow/lowbrow art are followed by discussions of new roles for performers and subject matter. The chapter ends with a consideration of “loudspeaker culture”.

Keywords: cultural narratives; operatic; music theater; storytelling; highbrow; lowbrow; loudspeaker culture

Chapter.  6484 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

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