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To Rome with Love and the “Limits” of Opera

My performance theory class has recently been reading about and discussing opera as a performance genre. After reading the first chapter of David Levin’s Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Zemlinsky, we discussed how the “unsettledness” that Levin argues is innate within opera comes from the genre’s expectation that the audience will overlook certain […]