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‘LA TRAVIATA’: MORALITY, FREUD AND FEMALE MASOCHISM 
By Sara Collins; Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytic Association.

Verdi peopled his operas with the morally frail, the marginal and the outcast.  Is La Traviata, the fallen woman, a case of the tart who has found a heart?  Sara Collins thinks not.
Read: The real La Traviata First published in New Associations, Issue 21 Summer 2016

 

     
     

RUSALKA – HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE?
By Sara Collins, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytic Association. 

Sara Collins reviews Dvozak's Rusalka, recently performed at the Met Opera in New York.  The performance is seen as an artistic 'happening', in which members of the audience are drawn into experiencing aspects of the dilemmas portrayed on stage.  Does the nymph Rusalka's fated pursuit of human love represent a quest for maturity or is it a transgression of boundaries?  Projective processes are at work between stage and audience, as the Oedipal story between the lake bound nymph and her father unfolds.
Read here This article was originally printed by New Associations, published by the British Psychoanalytic Council.