The Singing Turk
Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon
These musical samples are intended to accompany the text of the book.
CHAPTER ONE: The Captive Sultan: Operatic Transfigurations of the Ottoman Menace after the Siege of Vienna
CHAPTER TWO: The Generous Turk: Captive Christians and Operatic Comedy in ParisCHAPTER THREE: The Triumphant Sultana: Suleiman and His Operatic Harem
CHAPTER FOUR: The Turkish Subjects of Gluck and Haydn: Comic Opera in War and Peace
CHAPTER FIVE: Osmin in Vienna: Mozart’s Abduction and the Centennial of the Ottoman Siege
CHAPTER SIX: “To Honor the Emperor”: Pasha Selim and Emperor Joseph in the Age of Enlightened Absolutism
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Ottoman Adventures of Rossini and Napoleon: Kaimacacchi and Missipipi at La Scala
CHAPTER EIGHT: Pappataci and Kaimakan: Reflections in a Mediterranean Mirror
CHAPTER NINE: An Ottoman Prince in the Romantic Imagination: The Libertine Adventures of Rossini’s Turkish Traveler
CHAPTER TEN: Maometto in Naples and Venice: The Operatic Charisma of the Conqueror
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Rossini’s Siege of Paris: Ottoman Subjects in the French Restoration
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Decline and Disappearance of the Singing Turk:Ottoman Reform, The Eastern Question, and the European Operatic Repertory
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