Chapter

Heroes, Pilgrims, Addicts, and Nostalgics

in The Opera Fanatic

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226043401
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226043432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0006
Heroes, Pilgrims, Addicts, and Nostalgics

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter examines the repertories of engagement used by opera fanatics in their quest for transcendence. It shows that social status is not the only basis for variation within the opera house as passionate fans differentiate according to diverse models to achieve transcendence through the music they affiliate with. This chapter also explains two main strategies used by opera fans for becoming at one with the music.

Keywords: opera fans; transcendence; social status; opera house; passionate fans; music

Chapter.  14205 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.