‘Opera’s Second Death’ by Slavoj Žižek & Mladen Dolar


Opera’s Second Death is a passionate exploration of opera – the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Žižek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die and to go to the opera.