By Mary Ann Smart
Listening for gestural tune, we discover resemblance in unforeseen areas: among the overwrought scenes of supplication in French melodrama of the 1820s and a cluster of overdue Verdi arias that finish with the soprano falling to her knees, or among the mute heroine of Auber’s los angeles Muette de Portici and the solemn, nearly theological pantomimic tableaux Wagner builds round characters comparable to Sieglinde or Kundry. Mimomania indicates how realization to gesture indicates a brand new method of the illustration of gender during this repertoire, changing aural analogies for voyeurism and objectification with a extra in particular musical feel of ways track can encompass, propel, and animate the physique on stage.
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31 And while the stage directions in the score often specify the desired emotional effects of Fenella’s pantomime, they give few hints of the sequence of gestures she might undertake to produce these effects. The copious performing materials for the opera housed at the Bibliothèque de l’Opéra are equally uninformative. Directions for a few dances from the opera are included in a cahier of individual choreographies added to productions in the 1830s, but these 44 / Wagner’s Cancan, Fenella’s Leap notate only formal dances involving two or more performers.
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