Tag: Jerome Kern

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #93.3: Musical Theater

General Introduction – Skeleton crew – Cold weather – No listener feedback Opera as Super-Art – 16th-century Italy – Its roots in humanism and classicism – Connections to tragedy – Grappling with pessimism – Wagner’s return to tragedy – Gesamkunstwerk – Changing tastes The Development of Musical Theater – Development from comic opera and operetta…