ERIC Number: ED459863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Opera Literature: A Citation Count.
This study examines the needs of scholars who study opera, including what materials they use, how often they cite foreign language materials, and what kinds of operas are studied most frequently. A citation analysis was performed on "Cambridge Opera Journal,""Opera Quarterly," and "Opera Journal." Results are presented related to: nationality of the composer/performer, century of the composition, format of the sources cited, language of the sources, country of publication of the sources, and year of publication. It was found that many materials used by opera scholars are more than 15 years old and more than a quarter are more than 50 years old. Opera scholars write most often about German/Austrian composers and performers in the 19th century and Americans in the 20th century. Other languages and formats are important, including French and German in the former category and journals and collections in the latter. Overall, German/Austrian composers and performers are the most frequently discussed. (Contains 28 references and 6 tables.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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