"Politics in Classical Music and Opera"
by Kylie Harwell-Sturgill
In preparation for the release of her new album, opera singer and American star Joyce DiDonato invites visitors to her site to describe where they “find peace.” The mezzo-soprano has worked with conductor Maxim Emelyanychev and ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro to record the upcoming album In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music.
Of course, the title and content beg the question: how do politics and Classical music fit together? Should they?
Politics in Opera:
Opera has long been a conduit for political and philosophical narrative.