Opera North, Historical and Dramaturgical Perspectives on Opera Studies
Author: Dr Kara McKechnie, University of Leeds, UK
This illustrated study is a resource for opera scholars, opera workers and opera lovers. It explores the field of opera studies in three ways:
– Through history: Opera North is presented through a historical lens within the UK operatic landscape. The chapter amalgamates extensive archival resources and interview material, including many illustrations from its 35 year history.
– Through ethnography: the day-to-day workplace behaviour of an opera company is explored in its rehearsal and performance spaces, and the production cycle from first music rehearsal to first night is traced through detailed observation and photographic records.
– Through production analysis: selected productions of recent years are given a dramaturgical focus, with aspects of conceptual, textual and visual analysis.
The book is available at a special 40th anniversary price of £40 until the end of the year. Simply enter the discount code OPERANORTH40 at the checkout.