Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 10 August 2021

324 Pages


ISBN: 9780197542644

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Vocal Virtuosity

The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Sean M. Parr

  • Presents a history of the nineteenth-century coloratura soprano from the perspective of musicology, performance, dance, and gender.
  • Refines the history of opera with regard to actual singing practice
  • Provides new insight into important female singers, their contributions as creators of opera in the nineteenth century
  • Provides contextual, interpretive, and analytical pathways that will be relevant to music history, music theory, gender studies, and even modern performance

Also of Interest