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Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

  • Author: Karantonis, Pamela
  • Author: Robinson, Dylan
In sum, it is an original, worthy addition to the scholarly literature on opera and musical theatre, Indigenous musics, and cultural and performance studies. With its lively and approachable... More…



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  • Contents: Introduction, Pamela Karantonis and Dylan Robinson
  • Part I Critical and Comparative Contexts: Opera's Colonizing Force and Decolonizing Potential: Orpheus conquistador, Nicholas Till
  • Decentering opera: early 21st-century indigenous production, Beverley Diamond
  • 'Singing from the margins': postcolonial themes in Voss and Waiting for the Barbarians, Michael Halliwell
  • Performativity mimesis, and indigenous opera, Pamela Karantonis. Part II Australian Perspectives: 'To didj or not to didj': exploring indigenous representation in Australian music theater works by Margaret Sutherland and Andrew Schultz, Anne Boyd
  • Giving voice to the un-voiced 'witch' and the 'heart of nothingness': Moya Henderson's Lindy, Linda Kouvaras
  • The Eighth Wonder: explorations of place and voice, Anne Power. Part III Indianism in the Americas: Indianismo in Brazilian romantic opera: shifting ideologies of national foundation, Maria Alice Volpe
  • Native songs, Indianist styles and the process of music idealization, Tara Browner
  • Composed and produced in the American West, 1912-1913: two operatic portrayals of First Nations cultures, Catherine Parsons Smith. Part IV Canadian Perspectives: Assimilation, integration, and individuation: the evolution of First Nations musical citizen
  • 'Too much white man in it': aesthetic colonization in Tzinquaw, Alison Greene
  • Peaceful surface and monstrous depths: Barbara Pentland and Dorothy Livesay's The Lake, Dylan Robinson
  • The politics of genre: exposing historical tensions in Harry Somers's Louis Riel, Coleen L. Renihan. Part V New Creation and Collaborative Processes: Creating Pimooteewin, Robin Elliott
  • After McPhee: Evan Ziporyn's A House in Bali, Victoria Vaughan
  • West coast First Peoples and The Magic Flute: Tracing the journey of a cross-cultural collaboration, Robert McQueen interviewed by Dylan Robinson, with responses by Cathi Charles Wherry and Tracey Herbert, Lorna Williams, and Marion Newman
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