Opera and the Culture of Fascism by Jeremy Tambling

By Jeremy Tambling

Tambling attracts at the insights of Adorno, Benjamin, Theweleit, Bataille, Kristeva, and others to learn 19th- and early twentieth-century opera as a part of a tradition which produced fascism as a crisis-state, and threatened to extinguish the style as an influential and modern kind of excessive paintings. reading over a dozen operas intimately, Tambling discovers an ideology with either reactionary and progressive potentials.

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