Opera in Video
Opera in Video contains 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries, and then delivered online through streaming video. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. The result is a dynamic and powerful resource for performers, researchers, and students. Opera in Video is one of the first releases in Alexander Street's series of Critical Video Editions ___ _ _ _ which makes video more useful and functional for scholarship than ever before. You can browse, search, and cite the videos to the exact moment. New tools let you make custom clips of the operas and assemble them into class-specific playlists. For the first time, students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific arias, acts, staging examples--even a single recitative passage--with permanent, per-second URLs, and then annotate them, share them, email them, include them in papers and course reserves, use them with course management applications, and see playlists created by other users around the world. The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. Together with Alexander Street's online music listening and reference databases, Classical Scores Library and Classical Music Reference Library, students and researchers now have a single place to find the entire performance of an opera; the full online score with rekeyed, searchable text; the performance history; and the production background.