By Kristi Brown-Montesano
Brown-Montesano perspectives every one personality because the topic of a narrative, no longer in basic terms the thing of a hero’s narrative or the inventory determine of conference. From amiable Zerlina, to the amazing Queen of the evening, to calculating Despina, all of Mozart’s girls have whatever distinctive to assert. those readings additionally take on provocative social, political, and cultural matters, that are utilized in the operas to outline optimistic and unfavorable photographs of femininity: revenge, strength, seduction, resistance, autonomy, sacrifice, faithfulness, classification, maternity, and sisterhood. Keenly conscious of the historic hole among the origins of those works and modern tradition, Brown-Montesano discusses how attitudes approximately such concepts—past and current—influence our appreciation of those interesting representations of women.
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