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Dissenters & Rebels: VA, PENSIERO

Aug 6, 2018 10:55:35 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, verdi, Politics and Opera

In celebration of our 2018/19 Season, take a tour through opera history to find 7 examples that upended societal expectations, charted their own course, and imagined the world anew. Installment #3 – we turn to the Risorgimento in Italy and the mythic status of an unforgettable Verdi anthem.
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Dissenters & Rebels: JOAN OF ARC

Jul 24, 2018 12:47:05 PM
By Lizabeth Malanga posted in 2018/19 Season, Opera history, Dissenters & Rebels, Women in opera

The DISSENTERS & REBELS of opera: Jeanne d'Arc, Patron Saint of France. She defied her social status, her gender, and held firm in her faith that she was selected by God to win a war for France.
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Dissenters & Rebels: LA BOHÈME

Jul 17, 2018 2:17:39 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, Puccini, la boheme

Who are the Dissenters and Rebels of opera? In celebration of our 2018/19 Season, take a tour through opera history to find seven examples who upended societal expectations and inspired others to imagine the world anew. First up: poor artists living la vie bohème in 19th-century Paris.
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