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The Rival Sirens: Performance and Identity on Handel's Operatic Stage

The Rival Sirens: Performance and Identity on Handel's Operatic Stage

  • Author: Aspden, Suzanne
uses the largely fictitious rivalry between opera divas Francesca Cuzzoni (1696-1778) and Faustina Bordoni (1697-1781) as the departure point for investigating identity and concepts of self in... More…

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Contents

  • Introduction;
  • 1. The character of the actress;
  • 2. 'Heroick virtue' in Rodelinda and Astianatte;
  • 3. Identification and illusion in Alessandro and Admeto;
  • 4. Balancing power in Riccardo Primo;
  • 5. Senesino and the crisis of heroic masculinity;
  • 6. The ornamental voice.