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Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, Opera: The Art of Dying (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2004). 239pp. $28

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 April 2011

Hilary Poriss
University of Cincinnati


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1 This is not to say, of course, that the subject of opera and death has been overlooked entirely in musicological literature. See, for example, Clément, Catherine, Opera or the Undoing of Women, trans. Betsy Wing, Foreword by Susan McClary (Minneapolis, 1988)Google Scholar; Conrad, Peter, A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera (London, 1987)Google Scholar ; Grover, Michal, ‘Voicing Death in Verdi's Operas’, Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University, 1997Google Scholar ; and Zizek, Slavoj and Dolar, Mladen, Opera's Second Death (New York, 2002)Google Scholar.

2 Their first two co-authored books are Opera: Desire, Disease, Death (Lincoln, 1996)Google Scholar and Bodily Charm: Living Opera (Lincoln, 2000)Google Scholar.