Opera and Musical Theater (MUSC 126): Schedule

Prof. Cashner (Fall 2021)


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Bádue, Alex. 2019. “Performing Gender, Sexuality, and Jewishness in the Songs of William Finn’s Musical Falsettoland (1990).” Studies in American Jewish Literature 38 (2): 159–78.

Bergner, Daniel. 2011. “Sing for Your Life.” The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/magazine/an-american-idol-just-for-opera.html.

Brown-Montesano, Kristi. 2007. Understanding the Women of Mozart’s Operas. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Cairns, David. 2006. “Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Perfect Marriage: Le Nozze Di Figaro.” In Mozart and His Operas, 99–135. Berkeley: University of California Press.

D’Amico, Fedele. 1994. “La Jeunesse Qui N’a Qu’un Temps: La Bohème and Its Origins.” In The Puccini Companion, edited by William Weaver and Simonetta Puccini, 142–53. New York: Norton.

Graziano, John. 2017. “Images of African Americans: African American Musical Theater, Show Boat and Porgy and Bess.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird, 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harbert, Elissa. 2018. “Hamilton and History Musicals.” American Music 36 (4): 412–28.

Lambert, Philip. 2011. “Tradition: Fiddler on the Roof.” In To Broadway, to Life! The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick, 138–81. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lodge, Mary Jo. 2008. “The Rise of the Female Director/Choreographer on Broadway.” In Women in American Musical Theater, edited by Bud Coleman and Judith A. Sebesta, 221–43. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Monteiro, Lyra D. 2018. “Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Hamilton.” In Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America’s Past, edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter, –. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Revuluri, Sindhumathi. 2016. “Tan Dun’s the First Emperor and the Expectations of Exoticism.” The Opera Quarterly 32 (1): 77–93.

Rosselli, John. 1994. “Opera as a Social Occasion.” In The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera, edited by Roger Parker, 450–82. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Solomon, Alisa. 2013. “Raising the Roof.” In Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, 172–232. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Wang-Ngai, Siu with Peter Lovrick. 1997. Chinese Opera: Images and Stories. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Wells, Elizabeth Anne. 2011. West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Whittall, Arnold. 1990. “‘Twisted Relations’: Method and Meaning in Britten’s Billy Budd.” Cambridge Opera Journal 2 (2): 145–71.