INTRODUCTION; APPENDIX I: "MEMOIR OF A SONG"; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Hilary Poriss is Assistant Professor of Music at Northeastern University. Her research interests focus primarily on nineteenth-century Italian opera and on diva culture. She is the author of articles in many books and journals, and she is the co-editor of Fashions and Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera (2009) and The Arts of the Prima Donna, 1800-1920 (2009).
It is a masterful achievement and should be read and considered carefully by scholars and performers alike. * Sean M. Parr, Music and Letters * insightful and tangential approach to a neglected subject * Opera * well-documented and thoughtfully written study on a relatively rare topic * Patricia Debly, Times Higher Education *