The Autumn of Italian Opera

BBC - Taste of Italian Opera (2010)  

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 7, 2014
BBC - Taste of Italian Opera (2010)

BBC - Taste of Italian Opera (2010)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3463 Kbps | 59mn 6s | Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English | 1.65 GiB
Genre: Documentary

What do the spirited and robust scores of Italian opera and the infinite joys of the country’s food have in common? Chef Rick Stein heads to Italy to find out. In this colourful special, top chef Rick Stein takes a lighthearted look at the role that food played in the creation of Italian opera and shows how music and food are intrinsically linked in Italy. He draws parallels between cooking and composing, noting how both involve the skilful combination of ingredients and how they share the common purpose of bringing pleasure to many and lifting the human spirit. Rick also explains why he thinks the music of three great Italian composers – Verdi, Puccini and Rossini – is connected to the food of the regions where they lived and worked. All were passionate about the delights of the dining table. Puccini loved the simple dishes from his native Tuscany, Verdi had his own farm, and many extravagant dishes are named after notorious gourmand Rossini.
The Autumn of Dictatorship: Fiscal Crisis and Political Change in Egypt under Mubarak

Samer Soliman, "The Autumn of Dictatorship: Fiscal Crisis and Political Change in Egypt under Mubarak"
English | ISBN: 0804778469, 0804760004 | 2011 | 225 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at June 20, 2015
Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera

Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera by Ma Haili
2015 | ISBN: 1472432282 | English | 160 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Bejun Mehta, Rene Jacobs - Che Puro Ciel - The Rise of Classical Opera (2013)

Bejun Mehta, Rene Jacobs - Che Puro Ciel - The Rise of Classical Opera (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902172

In the famous Preface to Alceste (1767), Christoph Willibald Gluck and his librettist Ranieri de' Calzabigi posited a new direction for opera. They spoke of moving beyond Baroque forms, of striving for a new naturalism in opera. They wanted, in Calzabigi's lovely phrase, to liberate the language of the heart. Taken from the height of this Reform period, the arias on this disc reveal composers exploring and experimenting, at struggle and at play, as they create the new forms that bring to opera the noble simplicity of the Classical era.
The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era [Repost]

The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era
University Press of Mississippi | ISBN: 1604737166 | 355 pages | PDF | 2010 | English | 3.49 Mb
The Phonology of Italian (The Phonology of the World's Languages) (repost)

The Phonology of Italian (The Phonology of the World's Languages) by Martin Kramer
English, Italian | 2009-07-15 | ISBN: 0199290792 | 320 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

This book provides an overview of the phonology of Italian. It covers the different levels of analysis from individual sounds up to the phrasal level. It focuses on the most widely dispersed features of the language reflecting its significant regional and social variation and its most prominent regionally restricted patterns.

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]  

Posted by Sowulo at April 15, 2014
VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias (Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilea, Catalani, Mascagni) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 862142 | TT: 01'06''10

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.

The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Feb. 27, 2014
The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera

Lydia Goehr, ‎Daniel Alan Herwitz - The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera
Published: 2006-08-08 | ISBN: 0231137540, 0231137559 | PDF | 264 pages | 3 MB

Verdi's Aida: The History of an Opera in Letters and Documents  

Posted by phidhahoogaya at May 22, 2011
Verdi's Aida: The History of an Opera in Letters and Documents

Verdi's Aida: The History of an Opera in Letters and Documents
University of Minnesota Press | April 24, 1978 | ISBN-10: 0816608008 | 743 pages | PDF | 29.3 MB

Verdi's Aida was first published in 1978. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington, "The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era"
Un-ersity Pr-ss of Mis-sippi | 2010 | ISBN: 1604737166 | 320 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB