[Marxism] Mozart, Da Ponte, revolution
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Sat Apr 15 00:34:39 MDT 2006
On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 21:37:54 -0400, Jacob Levich wrote:
> I have similarly vague memories of an excellent mid-80s television
> the Marriage of Figaro . It's set in the Trump Tower with The Donald
> Count Almaviva; Figaro is his driver. Cherubino is an androgynous
> punk with short spiky hair, so the gender-bending stuff works very
> This must have been the Peter Sellars version -- whatever it was, it
> absolutely terrific.
Yes, this is the Peter Sellars production. But I found it not so
convincing. Nice idea, but... directly transposing an historic conflict
into another society doesn't work so well. The Marriage of Figaro deals
quite explicitly with the transition from feudal, aristocratic epoch to
There was also his "Cosí fan tutte" in an American Diner, and a Don
Giovanni in the Bronx.
I have the VHS recordings of them somewhere.
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