GIUSEPPE PENNISI discusses operas representing
intrigues which couldn't be discussed in public
Many operas have strong civil engagement content. Cavalli and Monteverdi showed the intrigues of the Gonzaga Court in Mantua and the Inquisition in Venice on stage, intrigues that could not be discussed in public. Many German operas of the nineteen thirties were simply forbidden by the Nazis because of their civil content. More recently, in the United States there is a full category of operas dealing quite openly with political issues in a rather critical way...
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