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Verdi’s Gastromusicology

The Bibliore blog reports:

In opera, eating and drinking function largely as they do in society—they define social relationships…. [Some] gastromusicological laws may be deduced from Verdi’s operas:

This according to “Feasting and fasting in Verdi’s operas” by Pierpaolo Polzonetti (Studi verdiani XIV [1999] pp. 69–106). In this video, Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas in Act 1 of La Traviata.

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