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Jun 6, 2023Liked by Leidmotief

Very different from the other review of this production that you posted. A phrase that Luigi Nono was fond of quoting comes to mind, and I am not sure who he was quoting..."Beauty is not a denial of the Revolution." Why are deconstructionist productions, almost universally, so ugly? Deconstructionist directors proceed from the assumption that opera audiences are stupid, that they won't get the negative colonial implications of 'Madama Butterfly' or the classist elements of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. I find it insulting. However, if this is what is bringing younger audiences to opera, than I am reluctantly for it!

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