En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera

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Corinne E. Blackmer, Patricia Juliana Smith
Columbia University Press, 1995 - Music - 381 pages
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Since the release of Wayne Koestenbaum's book, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, gender studies has begun to take an active interest in music. Opera, long viewed as strictly an establishment tradition, has in particular been given a second look by gender theorists. Can opera - an antiquated, Eurocentric bastion of high culture - in fact be subverting patriarchal authority in some fundamental way?

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Confession: I adore mezzos! There are marvelous sopranos, and I'm a fool for Callas, but pressed to make choice, I'll pick a mezzo any day! This book was meant for me. The flip side of The Queen's ... Read full review

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In these 12 interdisciplinary, mostly accessible scholarly essays, opera-loving Engish professors and teachers of women's studies courses tell of their favorite trouser roles in opera, question ... Read full review

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PATRICIA JULIANA SMITH is the author of Lesbian Panic (Columbia). CORINNE E. BLACKMER teaches at Southern Connecticut State University.

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