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Author Heller, Wendy Beth.

Title Emblems of eloquence [electronic resource] : opera and women's voices in seventeenth-century Venice / Wendy Heller.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xix, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series ACLS Fellows publications.
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-369) and index.
Contents The emblematic woman -- Bizzarrie femminile : opera and the Accademia degli incogniti -- Didone and the voice of chastity -- "Disprezzata regina" : woman and empire -- The nymph Calisto and the myth of female pleasure -- Semiramide and the conventions of musical transvestism -- Messalina la meretrice : envoicing the courtesan.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2009. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Fellows Publications]) ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Subject Opera -- 17th century -- Italy -- Venice.
Women in opera.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 0520209338

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