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Author Benzecry, Claudio E.

Title The Opera Fanatic : Ethnography of an Obsession.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (267 pages)
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Contents List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Background; 1. An Opera House for the "Paris of South America"; 2. "It was love at first sight" : Biography and Social Trajectory of Standing-Room Dwellers; Part II: Foreground; 3. Becoming an Opera Fan: Cultural Membership, Mediation, and Differentiation; 4. Moral Listening: Symbolic Boundaries, Work on the Self, and Passionate Engagement; 5. Heroes, Pilgrims, Addicts, and Nostalgics: Repertories of Engagement in the Quest for Transcendence; Part III: Finale.
6. "They were playing in their shirtsleeves!" : Downfall, Memory Work, and High-Culture Nationalism7. "We've told you all about our life" : Conclusions and Implications; Notes; References; Index.
Summary Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine that opera tickets function as a status symbol. But while a desire to hobnob with the upper crust might motivate the occasional operagoer, for hardcore fans the real answer, according to The Opera Fanatic, is passion--they do it for love. Opera lovers are an intense lot, Claudio E. Benzecry discovers in his look at the fanatics who haunt the legendary Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires, a key site for.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index.
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Subject Opera.
Opera audiences.
Opera audiences.
Music fans.
Music fans.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Benzecry, Claudio E. Opera Fanatic : Ethnography of an Obsession. Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, ©2011 9780226043401
ISBN 9780226043432 (electronic book)
0226043436 (electronic book)
9780226043425 (paperback)
0226043428 (paperback)
9780226043401 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0226043401 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 9786613362506