Choose either or bothTurandotby Giacomo Puccini and/orNixon in Chinaby John Adams and compare and contrast withDream of the Red Chamberby Bright Sheng in terms of its portrayals of China and Chinese culture. Be sure to consider the historical context in which the opera was created and also the background of the composer. Be sure to also consider the music and its role in either supporting or not supporting these depictions of China. Consider the following questions: Does the opera contain elements of or embody Orientalism? Is the opera imperialist in nature? Does the opera exoticize its subject? How does the music reflect or support the above In all cases does the genesis or the composers background affect the answers to the above questions?
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