Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

By Kate Bailey

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Published to accompany the major exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics 30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018

Opera is traditionally regarded as an elitist art form far removed from reality by its fantastical plots and melodramatic divas. This book shows that beneath the opulent sets and sumptuous costumes, opera is very much a product of its time. Like all the great narrative arts, it draws on essential human experiences to create a form that can be endlessly reinvented to reflect a changing society.

304 pages
Hardcover B&W & Colour Illustrations