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When the Fat Lady Sings...Listen! : A Journey into the Psychodynamics of Italian Opera Shlomo Hoffert

When the Fat Lady Sings...Listen! : A Journey into the Psychodynamics of Italian Opera

Shlomo Hoffert

Published December 18th 2012
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68 pages
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The book presents human interaction in seven masterpieces of Italian Opera. The composer is regarded as a keen and sensitive observer of the human scene who uses musical language and text to tell a real life story. Characters are portrayed in dynamicMoreThe book presents human interaction in seven masterpieces of Italian Opera. The composer is regarded as a keen and sensitive observer of the human scene who uses musical language and text to tell a real life story. Characters are portrayed in dynamic situations- these are interpreted in psychodynamic terms. Emphasis is placed on the composers ability to create drama- the composers musical skills and use of the libretto are in the service of the drama. The use of music is no different in opera than are words in a play or novel. The composer combines music, words and venue to create a personal, individual work.