In Israeli Opera's La Traviata, It's Not Over 'Til the Topless Lady Sings

A new Israeli Opera production brings the theme of an objectified woman to stage in startling realism. Whether the audience will get the message is debatable

Imagine a woman in 19th-century France. Without intellectual property rights, without the possibility of opening her own bank account, without a matriculation certificate and with no chance of a college education since the universities were closed to her by law, how could she manage on her own? How could she live without a husband, brother or father?