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The Politics of Opera
A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
(2017, Princeton University Press)
by Mitchell Cohen
The author in dialogue with Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanites
From Vincenzo Galilei to the French Revolution, author Mitchell Cohen offers a compelling and sweeping investigation into the intersections of music and the state in The Politics of Opera, an investigation into how politics—through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs—have played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce.