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Библейски сюжети на оперната сцена
Biblical Stories in Opera

Author(s): Natalia Afeyan
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Theology and Religion, Comparative Study of Literature, Biblical studies
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: opera; Bible; operatic libretto; biblical characters; music history

Summary/Abstract: When did Bible enter the realm of opera? Is there a specific biblical dramatism that inspires operatic authors and which stories and characters are welcome on stage? How does musical interpretation revamp Biblical characters when they appear in opera? This article is an attempt to answer some of these questions.

  • Issue Year: 6/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 36-43
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian