Sexual Politics in Mozart's Operas
First edition, hardback with silver titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 262pp.
This is a critique of the historical and sexual/social significance of the Italian operas of Mozart, particularly the three he wrote in collaboration with Lorenzo da Ponte ("Le Nozze di Figaro", "Don Giovanni" and "Cosi Fan Tutte"). The author examines the Enlightenment and its music and the various ways in which female and male sexual roles are portrayed.
Good solid condition, some light rubbing to the boards and foxing to the pages' top edge. Some wear to the silver titling to spine.