Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Does anyone listen?

"Trying to reproduce pure historical reality is an illusion. We don't know exactly how opera was at the end of the 18th century. We only have images from the last 70 or 80 years. We have a duty to transpose the work to the present,"

Michael Haneke 
prior to the premiere of his second --which will also be his last-- opera production
Cosi fan tutte at Teatro Real in Madrid

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