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Not without MadnessPerspectives on Opera$
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Fabrizio Della Seta

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226749143

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001

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Emotion and Action

Emotion and Action

On the theory of Italian Opera

(p.15) 1 Emotion and Action
Not without Madness

Fabrizio Della Seta

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the theory of Italian opera and the identification of what generates the dramatic conflict. It describes the theoretical implications of attempting a formal description of opera with the aid of the formal tools elaborated in the linguistic theory of Louis Hjelmslev.

Keywords:   italian opera, dramatic conflict, opera, linguistic theory, louis hjelmslev

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