chapter  5
72 Pages

Select Bibliography of Secondary Sources

A richly textured ideological history of Ginastera’s second opera, which the Onganía dictatorship banned from its Argentine premiere at the Teatro Colón. Employs a novelesque style that takes the reader through a complex chain of political, social, and artistic events that shaped the opera’s critical reception and performance history. Provides a compelling account of the relationship between political power and artistic representation during the 1960s in Argentina. Also includes a valuable analysis of the operatic score and its relationship to the composer’s Cantata Bomarzo. The author’s meticulous primary source research enriches his nuanced treatment of this notorious episode in Argentine history.