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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


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


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