Emblems of eloquence : opera and women's voices in seventeenth-century Venice / Wendy Heller.

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Main Author: Heller, Wendy Beth.
Format: Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • The emblematic woman
  • Bizzarrie feminile : opera and the Accademia degli incogniti
  • Didone and the voice of chastity
  • 'Disprezzata regina' : woman and empire
  • The nymph Calisto and the myth of female pleasure
  • Semiramide and musical transvestism
  • Messalina la meretrice : envoicing the courtesan.