Jessica Duchen's Classical Music & Ballet Blog. Novelist/journalist JD writes for The Independent, London. JDCMB contains sugar, spice and ginger, but is currently gluten-free.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Fatal Attraction, the opera?
Opera demonises and punishes its most passionate women so often that I can't help wondering when they'll bring on the boiled bunny-rabbit. In today's Independent I've been musing a bit about whether there was a musical Hays Code lurking in the opera world of the 19th century. (Right, Renee Fleming as Violetta in La Traviata. Verdi's consumptive courtesan is back at the Covent Garden from Monday.) Meanwhile, if anyone fancies collaborating on the creation of Fatal Attraction, The Opera, do give me a shout..