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    • Diversity in the Voice Studio : Exploring "Diverse" American Art Song 

      Kidnie, Rebecca; Nieman, Angela; Worzalla, Emily (2010-04)
      The vocal literature used in undergraduate voice study at American institutions is largely comprised of songs by composers of the Western European canon; inclusion of American music has only recently become more prevalent. ...
    • En Travesti: the Operatic Mezzo-Soprano as Leading Man. 

      Nieman, Angela; Fuss, Andrea (2009-04)
      In the 17th and 18th centuries, an operatic tradition began that some roles originally intended for male castrato singers were now sung by women. After the disappearance of castrati, these roles were sung entirely by women, ...
    • "I Only Wish I Could Draw it as Fine as it was" : the Romanticization of Baby Doe and Violetta Valery 

      Beranek, Jordyn (2013-05)
      The courtesan has been a subject of fascination for thousands of years. Even today, the courtesan is still portrayed in movies like Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. The most famous operatic courtesan is Violetta Valery from ...
    • King and Queen of the High Cs : the Bel Canto Love Affair of Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland 

      Hacker, Jonas; Kenneavy, Erin (2011-05)
      Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland were masters of the opera style known as bel canto, or "beautiful singing." This study chose six bel canto operas that the duo recorded and selected scenes that are accessible for ...
    • "L'heure du Mystere" : Cecile Chaminade in America 

      Steffen, Andrew; Beranek, Jordyn (2012-04)
      Next to Clara Schumann, Cecile Chaminade was one of the most prolific female voices in the post-Romantic era. The purpose of this study, based largely on primary sources such as concert programs, reviews, newspaper ads, ...
    • Operatunities: the Development of an Opera Education Program. 

      Metcalf, Tara; Shattuck, Holly; Tompkins, Lauren; Wells, Allison (2009-04)
      Many young singers begin their collegiate musical studies with little or no exposure to opera and scant knowledge of the skills and training required for a career in vocal performance. The goal of this project was to create ...
    • Samuel Barber's Use of the Texts of James Joyce. 

      Karns, Courtney Doyel (2009-01-30)
      Samuel Barber, one of the most respected composers of American twentieth-century art song composed nine songs to texts written by Irish authors James Joyce. Due to the complex nature of Joyce's writing, performers of these ...