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The La Traviata affair : opera in the age of apartheid

Author: Hilde Roos
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Music of the African diaspora, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a "coloured" cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. The La Traviata Affair charts Eoan's opera activities from the group's inception in 1933 until the cessation of their productions by 1980. It explores larger questions of complicity, compromise, and compliance; of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roos, Hilde.
Traviata affair.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018020844
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilde Roos
ISBN: 9780520299887 0520299884 9780520299894 0520299892
OCLC Number: 1029632336
Description: xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: We live to serve: a demi-monde before art --
The La Traviata affair: from courtesan to lover --
Eoan's best opera success: an amorous fantasy --
Scala is Scala and Eoan is Eoan: the struggle to breathe --
Slow death: on twilight and loss --
Appendix 1 : Eoan's music productions --
Appendix 2 : the Eoan group consitution.
Series Title: Music of the African diaspora, 20.
Responsibility: Hilde Roos.

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"Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a "coloured" cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. The La Traviata Affair charts Eoan's opera activities from the group's inception in 1933 until the cessation of their productions by 1980. It explores larger questions of complicity, compromise, and compliance; of assimilation, appropriation, and race; and of "European art music" in situations of "non-European" dispossession and disenfranchisement. Performing under the auspices of apartheid, the group's unquestioned acceptance of and commitment to the art of opera could not redeem it from the entanglements that came with the political compromises it made. Uncovering a rich trove of primary source materials, Hilde Roos presents here for the first time the story of one of the premier cultural agencies of apartheid South Africa"--Provided by publisher.

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