Recognition in Mozart's Operas by Jessica WaldoffRecognition in Mozart's Operas by Jessica Waldoff

Recognition in Mozart's Operas

byJessica Waldoff

Paperback | September 23, 2011

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Since its beginnings, opera has depended on recognition as a central aspect of both plot and theme. Though a standard feature of opera, recognition -- a moment of new awareness that brings about a crucial reversal in the action -- has been largely neglected in opera studies. In Recognition inMozart's Operas, musicologist Jessica Waldoff draws on a broad base of critical thought on recognition from Aristotle to Terence Cave to explore the essential role it plays in Mozart's operas. The result is a fresh approach to the familiar question of opera as drama and a persuasive new reading ofMozart's operas.
Jessica Waldoff is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Title:Recognition in Mozart's OperasFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 23, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199856303

ISBN - 13:9780199856305


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Operatic Enlightenment in Die Zauberflote2. Recognition Scenes in Theory and Practice3. Reading Opera for the Plot4. Sentimental Knowledge in La finta giardiniera5. Don Giovanni: Recognition Denied6. Sense and Sensibility in Cosi fan tutte7. Fiordiligi: A Woman of Feeling8. La clemenza di Tito: The Sense of the Ending