Chapter

Ersatz Ditties

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244184
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0003
Ersatz Ditties

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This chapter examines operatic singer Adriana Ferrarese's performance of the character of Susanna in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro. It comments on Ferrarese's vocal performance and stresses the fact that Mozart wrote music, not words, not characters, not librettos. It suggests that the influence of a singular voice and individual is not a matter of reproach, but something positive for the formation of his or her work.

Keywords: Adriana Ferrarese; operatic singer; Mozart; opera

Chapter.  6343 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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