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Opera for everyone : the industry's experiments with American opera in the digital age

Title
Opera for everyone : the industry's experiments with American opera in the digital age / Megan Steigerwald Ille.
ISBN
9780472076642
9780472056644
9780472904303
0472904302
Publication
Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 volume : illustrations)
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on information from the publisher.
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Summary
Opera for Everyone: The Industry's Experiments with American Opera in the Digital Age draws on seven years of multi-sited ethnography to examine the acclaimed experimental productions of Los Angeles-based opera company The Industry. Steigerwald Ille understands The Industry's productions as part of an emerging wave of U.S. operas that integrate new media and interactive performance through means such as site-specificity and simulcast video, and then traces the company's path from Crescent City (2012), the company's first production, to Sweet Land (2020), the company's final production before switching to a new production model. Steigerwald Ille argues that by moving opera outside of the opera house, The Industry's productions expose the economic and aesthetic structures key to the circulation of operatic performance at the same time that they deploy opera as a tool for digital listening, community engagement, popular entertainment, and commentary on systemic racism and settler colonialism. Through ethnographic work with The Industry's creators and performers, and close examination of the company's first decade of work, this book reveals how The Industry paradoxically provides both a roadmap and boundary line for experimental and traditional companies trying to find new ways to approach operatic performance in the twenty-first century United States.
Variant and related titles
UMPEBC 2024.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 22, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index.
Also listed under
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
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