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Lasciatemi morire o faro - La Finta Pazza

Author:

Elisabeth Belgrano

Title:

"Lasciatemi morire" o faró "La Finta Pazza": Embodying Vocal Nothingness on Stage in Italian and French 17th century Operatic Laments and Mad Scenes

Dissertation in Performance in Theatre and Music Drama, 2011.

Content

This music research drama thesis explores and presents a singer's artistic research process from the first meeting with a musical score until the first steps of the performance on stage. The aim has been to define and formulate an understanding in sound as well as in words around the concept of pure voice in relation to the performance of 17th century vocal music from a 21st century singer's practice-based perspective with reference to theories of nothingness, the role of the 17th century female singer, ornamentation (over-vocalization) and the singing of the nightingale.

As a result of this study, textual reflections parallel to vocal experimentation have led to a deeper understanding of the importance of considering the concept of nothingness in relation to Italian 17th century vocal music practice, as suggested in musicology. The concept of je-ne-sais-quoi in relation to the interpretation of French 17th century vocal music, approached from the same performance methodology and perspective as has been done with the Italian vocal music, may provide a novel approach for exploring the complexity involved in the creative process of a performing artist.

This is thesis no 25 in the ArtMonitor dissertation series.

ISBN: 978-91-978-477-4-2

Language

This dissertation is published in English with a Swedish summary.

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The disseration is e-published

The dissertation is e-published in GUPEA (Göteborgs universitets publikationer - Elektroniskt Arkiv)

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