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An Analysis of the Representation of Queen Elizabeth I of England in the Operas by Rossini, Donizetti, and Thomas in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Vocal Style and Historical Influence

Description: The purpose of this research is to analyze representations of Queen Elizabeth I of England in nineteenth-century Franco-Italian opera, and the relationship of these representations to contemporaneous singing style and the historical background. The basis for this analysis is three arias: "Quant'é grato all'alma mia" from Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra (1815) by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), "Sì, vuol di Francia il rege...Ah! quando all'ara scorgemi...Ah! dal ciel discenda un raggio" from Mar… more
Date: August 2020
Creator: Hsiao, Han
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Depicting Affect through Text, Music, and Gesture in Venetian Opera, c. 1640-1658

Description: Although early Venetian operas by composers such as Claudio Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli offer today's listeners profound moments of emotion, the complex codes of meaning connecting emotion (or affect) with music in this repertoire are different from those of later seventeenth-century operatic repertoire. The specific textual and musical markers that librettists and composers used to indicate individual emotions in these operas were historically and culturally contingent, and many scholars … more
Date: May 2018
Creator: Hagen, Emily
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Naples and the Emergence of the Tenor as Hero in Italian Serious Opera

Description: The dwindling supply of castrati created a crisis in the opera world in the early 19th century. Castrati had dominated opera seria throughout the 18th century, but by the early 1800s their numbers were in decline. Impresarios and composers explored two voice types as substitutes for the castrato in male leading roles in serious operas: the contralto and the tenor. The study includes data from 242 serious operas that premiered in Italy between 1800 and 1840, noting the casting of the male leadin… more
Date: May 2018
Creator: Ekstrum, Dave
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ensemble

Description: Dress ensemble of navy blue polyester/wool blend accented with Ndebele-inspired graphic designed fabric. A) Sheath style dress with center front panel of Ndebele-inspired cotton/elastane blend. Center front split; princess seams; midi length. Sleeveless; rounded neckline. Extra long tie belt. Center back zipper closure. Lined in burgundy acetate/viscose satin striped herringbone. Designer label: Stella Jean B) Ulster-inspired cape style jacket echoing the shape of men’s great coats from the e… more
Date: Autumn 2016
Creator: Stella Jean & Novarino, Stell
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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The Mystery of the Chalumeau and Its Historical Significance as Revealed Through Selected Works for Chalumeau or Early Clarinet by Antonio Vivaldi: A Lecture

Description: Factual evidence concerning the ancestry of the clarinet has been a perpetual topic of debate among musicologists and organologists. Scholars have widely agreed that the clarinet, first documented in 1710, emerged from the baroque invention of the chalumeau (invented circa 1690), which in itself was an improvement upon the recorder. Considering the chalumeau's short lifespan as the predominant single reed instrument in the early eighteenth century, the chalumeau inspired a monumental amount of … more
Date: May 2016
Creator: Braun, Lindsay Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries

"Thunderbird" dress

Description: Dress of turquoise satin with metallic silver vinyl trim at sweetheart neckline and plastic car “tail-light” accents at sides. Draping across bodice to accent sweetheart neckline. Strapless, calf-length. B) Matching turquoise and silver tulle very full petticoat. Petticoat should be visible below hem of dress. Designer's label: "Moschino / Couture!"
Date: Spring 2016
Creator: Scott, Jeremy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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The Captain of the People in Renaissance Florence

Description: The Renaissance Florentine Captain of the People began as a court, which defended the common people or popolo from the magnates and tried crimes such as assault, murder and fraud. This study reveals how factionalism, economic stress and the rise of citizen magistrate courts eroded the jurisdiction and ended the Court of the Captain. The creation of the Captain in 1250 occurred during the external fight for dominance between the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope and the struggle between the Guelfs… more
Date: August 2015
Creator: Hamilton, Desirae
Partner: UNT Libraries

Abstract printed coat

Description: Coat of print and white oversize snakeskin print, likely polyester-silk gazaar. Round neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, center front opening without closures, oversize barrel line silhouette, lined in light pink silk. Label:
Date: 2015
Creator: Valli, Giambattista
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dess ensemble

Description: Dress ensemble of black and white cotton-silk blend faille with oversized rose or floral pattern created through ikat or warp-dyed thread technique. A) Dress of black cotton-silk blend with white floral or rose ikat pattern, sleeveless, round neckline, natural waist, a-line skirt, center back zipper and hook-and-eye closure, fully lined in black silk. Label: Oscar de la Renta, P14, 10, Made in Italy B) Jacket of white cotton-silk blend with black rose or floral ikat pattern, jewel neckline, c… more
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of black silk organza and coque feathers. Strapless; boned bodice. Mid-thigh length in front and longer in back, natural waistline. Spray of feathers radiating from center front waistline over bust; individual feathers sporadically across skirt; feathers as fringe from bottom hemline. Designer's label: "Alberta Ferretti"
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: Ferretti, Alberta
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Print dress

Description: Strapless dress of wool/silk/polyester print fabric. Knee-length; draped. Print resembles but does not copy the Budweiser logo. Bodice is boned. Left side zipper closure with hook & eye closure on draped waist. Designer's label: "Moschino / Couture!"
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: Scott, Jeremy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Companion to the Gods, Friend to the Empire: the Experiences and Education of the Emperor Julian and How It Influenced His Reign 361-363 AD

Description: This thesis explores the life and reign of Julian the Apostate the man who ruled over the Roman Empire from A.D. 361-363. The study of Julian the Apostate’s reign has historically been eclipsed due to his clash with Christianity. After the murder of his family in 337 by his Christian cousin Constantius, Julian was sent into exile. These emotional experiences would impact his view of the Christian religion for the remainder of his life. Julian did have conflict with the Christians but his main g… more
Date: August 2014
Creator: Lilly, Marshall
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dress

Description: Pull-over collared shirtdress of white silk. Front covered in black silk to create the look of a slip, with lace V-neck and spaghetti straps. Mid-thigh length. Designer label: "Moschino /Couture!"
Date: 2014
Creator: Scott, Jeremy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt and sweater ensemble

Description: Skirt ensemble A: Sweater of white cashmere/silk blend with yellow appliqué ribbon flowers and sparse yellow sequins creating an implied v-neckline. Jewel neckline, three-quarter length set-in sleeves, notch in neckline at center front with hook and eye closures, unlined. Label: Oscar de la Renta, S13, M, Made in Italy. B: Skirt of yellow wool/silk blend with attached belt. A-line silhouette, midi length, falling at natural waist with wide waistband accented with attached tie belt of self, ang… more
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Rediscovery of the Elements

Description: Interactive DVD documenting the research by Dr. James and Virginia Marshall to trace the history of the elements in the periodic table. It includes biographical information on the scientists who discovered each of the elements, notes about each of the elements with photos, periodic tables, maps and photographs of the cities where elements were discovered, a timeline of discoveries, written articles about the research, and other background documentation.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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State of the Climate in 2009

Description: This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions.
Date: June 2010
Creator: Andt, D. S.; Baringer, M. O.; Johnson, M. R.; Alexander, L. V.; Diamond, H. J.; Fogt, R. L. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Shoes

Description: Platform clogs of navy peau de soie with white swallow motif. Wooden platform sole with 4 1/2" wooden chunky heel; heel and sole capped in dark brown rubber. Body of upper trimmed in gold studded white leather. Pink leather sole with white running topstitch.
Date: Spring 2010
Creator: Miu Miu
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Embossed leather suit

Description: Skirt suit of embossed brown leather in snakeskin pattern with varying size scale texture running vertically throughout garment. A: Jacket of leather, wide revers collar creating effect of sloped shoulders, set-in bracelet-length sleeves, center front hidden button placket, angled single welt pockets at hips (reminiscent of the Bar Suit), fully lined. Label: Christian Dior Paris, Made in Italy B: Straight or pencil skirt of leather, no waistband, back walking vent, center back zipper with ho… more
Date: 2010/2019
Creator: Christian Dior (Firm)
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Flats

Description: T-Strap style flats of black leather with Rockstud pyramid-shaped gunmetal-tone stud accents outlining straps and upper. Pointed toe. Gladiator strap across vamp; oval shaped buckles on ankle and instep straps. Black leather soles and insole. Stamp on interior quarter of left shoe: "P O 376 1 38".
Date: 2010/2019
Creator: Valentino
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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