The siren Alps: text-setting and gender

May, William (2010) The siren Alps: text-setting and gender. Contemporary Music Review, 29, (2), 201-213. (doi:10.1080/07494467.2010.534930).


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This article considers the use of female archetypes in recent text-settings. The author notes the use of gendered analogies for discussing interdisciplinary work, comments on the depiction of women in opera, and focuses on recent works by Heiner Goebbels and Dominique le Gendre. He assesses the importance of the mute role in Gerald Barry's opera The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (2005), considers the recreation of the Diana myth in The Assassin Tree (2004), and comments on Judith Weir's setting of Emily Dickinson.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/07494467.2010.534930
ISSNs: 0749-4467 (print)
1477-2256 (electronic)
Keywords: gender, text-setting, collaboration, reception, opera, weir, libretto, goebbels, le gendre, barry, weir, dickinson
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 169575
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 December 2010Published
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 16:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31

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