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6 edition of American Operetta found in the catalog.

American Operetta

From H.M.S. Pinafore to Sweeney Todd

by Gerald Martin Bordman

  • 322 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Replica Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Genres & Styles - Opera,
  • Music,
  • History and criticism,
  • Operetta,
  • United States,
  • Performing Arts/Dance

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9550333M
    ISBN 100735102805
    ISBN 109780735102804
    OCLC/WorldCa123097364

    The Berlin Operetta This period of the operetta was noted for its breezy, saucy style, tinged with overtones of the music-hall and Parisian revues. The story of the operetta in Berlin begins with Paul Lincke and especially his Frau Luna. Lincke began writing for the popular variety scene in the Berlin theatres.   "Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form. Traubner's book, first published in , is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide : Mike Magilligan.

    This catalogue is a complete listing of the opera and operetta in English available from JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. Among the composers of opera included here are Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Gounod, and their counterparts from the world of operetta include Lehár, Kálmán, Strauss, Offenbach and Sullivan.   The Enchantress: An American operetta (), by Victor Herbert. Book and Lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Frédérique “Fred” De Gresac. Book adapted for Northern Ireland Opera by Judith Wiemers. Features “I want to be a prima donna” (Art is calling for me).

      Sigmund Romberg's operetta about a New Orleans shipowner's daughter and a French aristocrat in was revived Tuesday night by the New York City Opera, and the overture had scarcely begun.   (Quotation was not unknown to English-language American operetta, and could be used to establish a sense of place, its purpose here. Consider, for example, "Gaucleamus igitur" in The Student Prince, or the end of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" during the refrain of "Your Land and My Land" from Romberg's My Maryland []).


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Howard Wainwright. One of the first American operettas which took its story from an American tale. The first, longer part (nearly the whole book) has Bordman tracing operetta in pre-WW II America--from American Operetta book companies of Pinafore (""the real beginning of the American musical theatre as we know American Operetta book to this day""); to the work of s Americans (De Koven, Herbert, Sousa); to the influx of Viennese imports (The Merry Widow especially); to the post.

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Gerald Martin Bordman This book provides an overview of American operetta. It discusses how operetta has been used as an art form and its influences and its construction. Includes Viennese operetta, Herbert, Friml, Kern, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof.

American Operetta Composers and Writers There were hundreds of American composers who tried their hand at operetta and saw their works produced. Some were fairly successful, although it seemed as if none could quite capture the wit, vigor, and tuneful appeal that defined the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

49 rows  operetta: 3 acts: Book and lyrics by Joseph W. Herbert and Harry B. Smith: 16. The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.

Although several collections of music have been published under the title, it does not refer to any actual book or specific list of songs, but to a loosely defined set including the most popular.

Operetta is a form of theatre and a genre of light opera, light in terms of both music and subject matter. It includes spoken dialogue, songs, and dances. "Operetta" is the Italian diminutive of "opera" and was used originally to describe a shorter, perhaps less ambitious work than an opera.

Operetta became a recognizable form in the mids in France, and its popularity led to the. Operetta (literally "little opera") is a genre of light opera – light in terms of the subject matter and light in terms of the music itself.

Operetta also shares many characteristics with musical following is a list of composers who have written works in this genre. Located in Los Angeles since its founding as Operetta Archives inthe Foundation is a (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. What Does The Foundation Do.

• Maintains a continually expanding library containing America’s largest collection of operetta-related material (books, scores, recordings, sheet music, programs, posters, and other ephemera).

The book encourages just this sort of discovery and rediscovery. I knew Fritz Kreisler, but had no idea that he put his music to the services of operetta; now read about in Letellier and confirmed and enjoyed on the web. And it is this word “enjoy” which characterises the whole of this book.5/5(3).

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COVID Update. Ap Biblio is open and shipping orders. Excerpt from The Feast of the Red Corn: An American Indian Operetta for Ladies, in Two Acts The one who in the Feast finds the first re'd ear of corn expresses her dearest wish to the Sorceress (an old squaw of the tribe) who calls upon the gods of the Four Winds to give a sign that the wish will be : Paul Bliss.

With book and lyrics by Hammerstein, it featured swordfights, a costume ball, tropical moonlight, and the hit songs "Wanting You," "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Stouthearted Men." Romberg's lush scores exemplify Broadway operetta at its grandest.

Although dripping with sentimental romance, these shows provided solid entertainment. Bordman, Gerald AMERICAN OPERETTA From H.M.S. Pinafore to Sweeney Todd 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Oxford University Press, USA Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this Rating: % positive. Robin Hood Many features used in earlier stage works were used in their show. Not only was the plot made up of people in disguise, but the male character Allan-a-Dale was sung by a woman. This is often called a breeches role.

De Koven and Smith Theater and Early s Genres. "This illustrated history of operetta has become the standard work on a delightful form of musical theater. Beginning in nineteenth-century Europe, Richard Traubner's volume details the creation of the genre's masterworks, from Orphee aux Enfers through Die Fledermaus, H.M.S.

Pinafore, The Merry Widow, The Desert Song, and White Horse Inn; covers the careers of the major operetta. A "book show" is a musical based on a famous poplar novel. false. Gilbert and Sullivan were early twentieth century operetta composers.

false. Which of the following is current American composer who is sometimes considered America's premiere composer for the musical stage? Stephen Sondheim."Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form.

Traubner's book, first published inis still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon.

Complete book and lyrics to the classic operetta. Hailed as the great American operetta of the pre-World War I era, Naughty Marietta opened to glowing reviews.

The New York Times proclaimed it a “sensational successes.” Out of the forty operettas Victor Herbert wrote, Naughty Marietta was among his most successful and : Rida Johnson Young.