Kendra Giesey

Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

University Honors Program

Second Advisor

Department of Music

Third Advisor

Department of Music


Mozart, Opera

Subject Categories



Music is very closely related to the social norms and views held during the time the music was created. It often reflects these social norms and views and helps to perpetuate them. Mozart’s operas were no exception, and they helped to perpetuate norms and views regarding women. Mozart’s operas were written during the eighteenth century, and they express the socially accepted views about women that were held at this time.

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Music Commons


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