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Opera in the flesh : sexuality in operatic performances (edition 1996)
by Samuel D. Abel (Author)
Opera In The Flesh: Sexuality In Operatic Performance (Queer Critique) by Sam Abel
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0813329000, Hardcover)It is no secret that opera has long been a central part of gay male sensibility and culture, and Sam Abel's Opera in the Flesh is an intelligent, bracing analysis of why the very underpinnings of the art--sex--appeal to homosexuals. Able uses opera history, biography, and texts to illustrate his point that full engagement with this musical form is a sexual experience. This controversial thesis--one you would never hear on Opera Quiz, or read in Opera News is argued with verve, intelligence, and passion--the very qualities that make great opera singers. Opera in the Flesh is indispensable for all opera queens or anyone interested in gay culture.
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