Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Musical Note--Opera and the Bechdel Test, updated

A while ago, I wondered about operas that would pass the Bechdel Test.  I found another yesterday--Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.  In a brief section of the "Opera" portion of the opera, Naiad, Dryad, and Echo sing to each other about how miserable Ariadne is.  No male (human or god) is mentioned.  And it's really quite pretty, too. 

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