Comparison of the Original Operetta Arizona Lady, by Emmerich Kálmán, with its 2015 Adaptation Performed by Arizona Opera
|Abstract||Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953) was a leading composer during the Silver Age of Viennese operetta. His final work, Arizona Lady (1954), premiered posthumously, on Bavarian Radio, January 1, 1954. The stage premiere followed on February 14, 1954, at the Stadttheater in Bern, Switzerland. It is his only operetta that is set entirely in the United States, in Tucson, Arizona. Arizona Opera commissioned and produced a new adaptation of Arizona Lady, which was performed in October 2015, in both Tucson, Arizona, and Phoenix, Arizona. The libretto was heavily revised, as well as translated, primarily into English with some sections in Spanish and German.
Through comparison of the original and adaptation, this study examines the artistic decisions reg... (more)
|Contributor||Leyva, Elizabeth (Author) / Holbrook, Amy K (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Elgar Kopta, Anne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Music / Theater history / Arizona Lady / Arizona Opera / Kálmán / Emmerich / Kelly / Kathleen / operetta / operetta adaptation|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Performance 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|