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DiGaetani, John Louis 1943-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 171 publications in 6 languages and 6,261 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: ML410.W15, 782.1
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Most widely held works by John Louis DiGaetani
Wagner outside the Ring : essays on the operas, their performance and their connections with other arts by John Louis DiGaetani( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part one looks at individual operas, including Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal. Part two reveals connections between Wagnerian opera and other arts: dance, filmmaking, written fiction. Part three examines Wagner's operas in performance, featuring interviews with performers well-known for their Wagnerian roles. Includes photographs and discography"--Éditeur
Penetrating Wagner's Ring : an anthology by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to the opera by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume argues that an appreciation of opera is based on understanding of several key aspects: history, language, theatrical production, power of the conductor, vocal tradition and standard repertory. This unique approach is intended for the newcomer. Discussed is how opera has changed in the last three decades and how it's now more easily enjoyed than ever before"--
Puccini the thinker : the composer's intellectual and dramatic development by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puccini the Thinker traces Puccini's development as an opera composer and thinker, focusing on the composer's ideas as they appear in his operas. This book, written for the operagoer and the admirer of Puccini's operas in addition to the musicologist, has chapters on all of Puccini's operas and divides them into three general categories: myth and vision; God, religion, and the Roman Catholic Church; and economics, politics, and society. Within these three subdivisions, this book explores the growth of Puccini's thought, dramatic skills, and ideas. Puccini the Thinker also includes a short biography of the composer, descriptions of notable productions of his operas, and discussions of major Puccinian singers and conductors."--Jacket
Richard Wagner and the modern British novel by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to Pirandello studies( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for a postmodern theater : interviews with contemporary playwrights by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera and the Golden West : the past, present, and future of opera in the U.S.A. by Opera and the Golden West( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera and the Golden West is a celebration of opera's difficult past in America. It focuses in part on early repertory and how European operatic masterpieces became part of American culture. This book also calls attention to the efforts of American composers as they continually tried to make original contributions to a foreign musical form. Throughout this anthology the contributors use a variety of approaches and styles to analyze the many aspects of opera, and how the form fared in the U.S. In addition to observing where opera has been in this country, this anthology also has an eye to the future. Opera presentation in the coming century may be very different from the current experience. Economics, always a critical factor, may well dictate a different scale of production. Changing tastes in directorial and production values and the expansion of television and video into the home are indicators that a new era has arrived
Inside the Ring : essays on Wagner's opera cycle by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once tainted by association with Hitler and Nazism, Richard Wagner's work has experienced an international cultural renaissance in the last 25 years. This book, with essays for both the uninitiated and the seasoned fan, examines Wagner's Ring cycle from a wide array of modern perspectives"--Provided by publisher
Stages of struggle : modern playwrights and their psychological inspirations by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luigi Pirandello, tormented by schizophrenia of his wife and family members, Noël Coward's self-obsessed characters reflect his own narcissism. Alcoholism is a recurrent theme in the works of many playwrights, including Eugene O'Neill, Edward Albee, and Brian Friel. This book looks at 20 playwrights to see how their examination of the disturbed mind influenced the modern theater"--Provided by publisher
Carlo Gozzi : translations of The love of three oranges, Turandot, and the snake lady : with a bio-critical introduction by Carlo Gozzi( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of executive communication( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Gozzi : a life in the 18th century Venetian theater, an afterlife in opera by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money : lure, lore, and literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner and suicide by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing out loud : a self-help guide to clear business writing by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner : new light on a musical life by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new biography of the German composer Richard Wagner, re-examining his life in light of new documents and new sensibilities. His life was a series of abandonments and traumas, for the self-destructive but creative genius, in which he tried to survive as a freelance composer in the hostile environments of l9th century Germany"--
Writing for action : a guide for the health care professional by Earl N Harbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to the opera by John Louis DiGaetani( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This primer will introduce the uninitiated to the mysteries of opera and help more experienced buffs to expand their understanding and deepen their appreciation of the art form. Here is an accessible and comprehensive look at opera's rich heritage, including: a retelling of opera's history, from its roots in Greek tragedy to its modern incarnations; a look at operatic production over the centuries, including the evolution of scenery, lighting, and stage design; descriptions of the fifty operas of the standard repertory; an in-depth discussion of the crucial role of the conductor; and biographical sketches of the hundred greatest voices of all time, from the castrati of the seventeenth century to present-day superstars such as Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti
Invitacion a la opera by John Louis DiGaetani( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Companion to Pirandello studies
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Penetrating Wagner's Ring : an anthologyAn invitation to the operaPuccini the thinker : the composer's intellectual and dramatic developmentA Companion to Pirandello studiesA search for a postmodern theater : interviews with contemporary playwrightsInside the Ring : essays on Wagner's opera cycleStages of struggle : modern playwrights and their psychological inspirationsCarlo Gozzi : translations of The love of three oranges, Turandot, and the snake lady : with a bio-critical introduction
Alternative Names
Di Gaetani, John.

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Di Gaetani, John Louis 1943-

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DiGaetani, John L.

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DiGaetani, John L. (John Louis)

DiGaetani, John L. (John Louis), 1943-

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John Louis DiGaetani académico estadounidense

John Louis DiGaetani académicu estauxunidense

John Louis DiGaetani American academic

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