Inna Naroditskaya's book "Bewitching Russian Opera" published by Oxford University Press.
" Delving into the densely intertextual world of Russian literature and
opera saturated with veiled codes and allusions, Naroditskaya’s
“masterpiece of intertextual hermeneutics” (Timothy Rice,
ethnomusicologist, UCLA) illuminates uncharted links between
eighteenth-century Russian tsarinas and their fairytale counterparts in
nineteenth-century nationalist operas, between politics of cultural
memory and generational anxiety, between theater in imperial court and
court as a theater."