Opera and the Novel: The Case of Henry James

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Opera and the Novel: The Case of Henry James offers the first full-length study of the theory and practice of the adaptation of fiction into opera: the transference of a work from one medium to another - metaphrasis - is its point of departure. Starting with a survey of the current thinking regarding the nexus between words and music with specific reference to operatic adaptation of existing literary works, it traces the four-hundred-year history of opera, demonstrating that the novel has become increasingly attractive to ...

Opera and the Novel: The Case of Henry James 2005, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042016347

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