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Crossing over: Examining the challenges of a classically trained female performing music theater repertoire
by Moriarty, Bridget Maureen, D.M.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015, 92; 3708153
Abstract (Summary)

I. Solo Recital: Friday, April 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre. Cendrillon (Jules Massanet) Opera Role.

II. Solo Recital: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall. "Warum betrübst du dich," "Wilst du dein Herz mir schenken" (Johann Sebastian Bach); Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Hector Villa-Lobos); "Kennst du das Land" (Hugo Wolf); "Kennst du das Land" (John Duke); "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" (Robert Schumann); "Net tolko tot kto znal;" (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky); "Aime-moi" (Pauline Viardot); "Vaga Luna" (Vincenzo Bellini); "Aragonese" (Gioacchino Rossini); "Befreit," "Ruhe Meine Seele," "Ständchen," "Amor" (Richard Strauss).

III. Solo Recital: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30pm., Recital Hall. "Youkali," "J'attends un navire," "Wie lange noch?," "Come up from the Fields, Father" (Kurt Weill); "Tom Sails Away" (Charles Ives); "Le disparu," "Bleuet," "C," "Fêtes galantes" (Francis Poulenc); Ariettes Oubliées (Claude Debussy); Cabaret Songs (Benjamin Britten); "Waldseligkeit," "Selige Nacht," "Hat dich die Liebe berührt" (Joseph Marx).

IV. D.M.A. Research Project. CROSSING OVER: EXAMINING THE CHALLENGES OF A CLASSICALLY TRAINED FEMALE PERFORMING MUSIC THEATER REPERTOIRE. This document explores the pedagogy of a classically trained singer as well as that of a music theater performer exploring similarities and differences. Musical examples are referenced throughout. A discussion of style of the megamusical and the 21st century musical provides context. A final chapter on repertoire suitable for bridging the styles provides a reference for the teacher and singer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wells, Robert A.
Commitee: Holley, David, Walker, Nancy, Young, Welborn
School: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance: Music
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Theater, Music education, Musical performances
Keywords: Belting, Classical training, Female singers, Musical theatre, Singing
Publication Number: 3708153
ISBN: 978-1-321-83146-7
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