Hans Christian Andersen and J.P.E. Hartmann’s opera Ravnen as a ‘melodramatisation’ of Carlo Gozzi’s Il Corvo

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German and French melodrama traditions of the early 19th century generally count as rather distinct, even antithetical traditions, which, nevertheless, sometimes cross each other's paths and meet in points of contact (Hambridge and Hicks, 2018). In this article I examine Hans Christian Andersen's and Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann's opera Ravnen (1832) (an adaptation of Carlo Gozzi's Il Corvo (1762)) in which melodrama numbers play a surprisingly prominent role - and argue that this work may be indeed by viewed as such a meeting point between the 'twin styles of melodrama'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDas Melodram in Geschichte und Aufführungspraxis
EditorsChristian Philipsen, Ute Omonsky
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationAugsburg
PublisherWissner Verlag
Publication date23 Nov 2020
ISBN (Print)783957862358
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
SeriesMichaelsteiner Konferenzberichte

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Melodrama, Hans Christian Andersen, J P E Hartmann, Opera and re-contextualization, Reception of melodrama in Danmark, 'Twin styles of melodrama', Aesthetics of muteness, Cultural Translation, Carlo Gozzi, Il corvo

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