Mon, Nov 11|
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous
Vivace - Opera Bookclub Jane Glover's Mozart's Women
Vivace, presented by the Santa Fe Opera Guild and CW, is a book group devoted to readings about the world of opera. This is a bookclub discussion and authors do not participate.
Date, Time & Location
Nov 11, 2019, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA
About the Event
Mozart was fascinated, amused, aroused, hurt, and betrayed by women. He loved and respected them, composed for them, performed with them. This unique biography looks at his interaction with each, starting with his family (his mother, Maria Anna and beloved and talented sister, Nannerl), and his marriage (which brought his 'other family', the Weber sisters). His relationships with his artists are examined, in particular those of his operas, through whose characters Mozart gave voice to the emotions of women who were, like his entire female acquaintance, restrained by the conventions and structures of eighteenth-century society. This is their story as well as his -- and shows once again that a great part of the composer’s genius was in his understanding and musical expression of human nature. Evocative and beautifully written, Mozart’s Women illuminates the music, the man, and above all the women who inspired him.