B1784. Catherine Clément. Opera, or the Undoing of Women. University of Minnesota Press, 1988. 201pp. Index; Bibliography; paper - 0-8166-1655-8
"Through a close reading of the librettos of more than 30 prominent operas and stripping away the allure of the sets, costumes and melodies, the author shows how 19th century opera perpetuates a social order which requires either the
domestication or the death of the female heroine/victim."
- University of Minnesota Press