Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Re-Visioning A Biblical Story Through Libretto And Music: Debora E Jaele By Ildebrando Pizzetti

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the author discusses an interesting and little-known twentieth century Italian opera, Debora e Jaeleby Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968). She focuses on gap-filling in both the libretto and music and follows a brief literary analysis of Judges 4-5. She selected this particular opera for analysis because of the provocative nature of the drama and its unique musical values. She treats both music and librettos as midrash-creative re-telling- because they re-tell all or part of the story by creating a particular mood or feeling musically. The re-telling is in both the altered text and in the language of music. Pizzetti wrote the libretto and music of Debora e Jaele from 1917-1921. In this libretto, motivations are completely reversed. Characters perceived in the biblical account as "good" and "bad" seem to be switched.

Keywords: biblical story; Ildebrando Pizzetti; Italian opera; Judges; Libretto; midrash; music

10.1163/ej.9789004165724.i-200.29
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004165724.i-200.29
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Retellings — The Bible in Literature, Music, Art and Film — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation