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dc.contributor.authorTweedie, Shannon
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T20:48:52Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T20:48:52Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/12678
dc.description.abstractWhat differences, if any, exist between the performance of Handel opera during his lifetime, and contemporary performances? To what extent do these differences reflect the need to adapt Handel's operas when performed out of their original context, and how does knowledge of original performance practices enhance the singer's ability to interpret and present characters in performance? This study investigates the ideas outlined above, exploring the social and cultural environment of opera seria, its conventions, and the way in which Handel's operas were presented during his lifetime, later providing a comparison with contemporary productions. It aims to enhance understanding of the production and musical aspects of staging a Handel opera, and to illustrate how this knowledge can assist in performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectHandel George Frideric 1685-1759en_US
dc.subjectDramatic productionen_US
dc.subjectSingingen_US
dc.subjectInterpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc)en_US
dc.subjectActing in operaen_US
dc.subjectOperaen_US
dc.subjectProduction and directionen_US
dc.titleHandel opera presentation, past and present : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music (M. Mus.)en_US


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