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La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Hilde Roos

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera, race, and politics during apartheid South Africa form the foundation of this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a so-called colored cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. ... More


Postscript

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

The postscript brings the book to a close by briefly contemplating why Eoan has thus far not been celebrated in the public domain and what the legacy of the group may be.


Introduction

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The introduction opens with the watershed moment in Eoan’s history, when Verdi’s La Traviata is performed for the first time by an all-colored cast, in 1956. Despite being described as “an ... More


We Live to Serve: A Demimonde before Art: 1933–1954

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 1 deals with the twenty-five years that preceded Eoan’s first performance of Verdi’s La Traviata, in 1956, a period during which the group consolidated its existence as a cultural and welfare ... More


Scala Is Scala and Eoan Is Eoan: The Struggle to Breathe: 1964–1971

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 4 covers the latter half of the 1960s, a time during which the group consolidated its reputation as an opera company, not only in Cape Town, but also elsewhere in South Africa. The chapter ... More


Slow Death: On Twilight and Loss: 1971–1980

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

In chapter 5, the gradual stifling of Eoan’s opera productions in the 1970s is illustrated. After being moved out to Athlone on the Cape Flats, the group was effectively exiled from the central ... More


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