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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


Eoan’s Best Opera Success: An Amorous Fantasy: 1957–1963

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/9780520299887.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 3 deals with the group’s opera productions between 1957 and 1963, which, in hindsight, proved to be artistically their best years. At the time, the idea of a colored opera group that produced ... 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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