“Unknown, I Live With You”: Oppression and Song

Opera is filled with tales of violence. Its whole history relies on great passions tragically predetermined by social inequalities. These are usually crueler and more exclusionary towards women and other minorities occupying symbolically weaker positions of power. In this sense, popular Western opera librettos represent various acts of sexual repression. Great opera heroines like Carmen, … Continue reading “Unknown, I Live With You”: Oppression and Song