Verdi opera gets Pegida update

Verdi opera gets Pegida update


norman lebrecht

February 05, 2015

Say what you like about Regietheater directors, but they do try to keep up with the news.

These pics are from I Masnadieri in Weimar.

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photos: Matthias Horn

Now, where’s the nearest ISIS opera?


  • harold braun says:

    No comment!!!!!!

  • william osborne says:

    Christian Thielemann conducting?

  • Christian says:

    Nearest ISIS opera? Will probably be cancelled due to “respect for the feelings of the religious population” (read: death threats from a certain part of this population.)

  • William Safford says:

    Forget regietheater — is any composer/librettist/director team audacious enough to *create* such a new opera?

  • Martin Locher says:

    From the theatre’s website:

    Fragt man nach der Quelle von Gewalt, so gibt Verdi eine mögliche Antwort: Wo Menschen unfähig sind, sich einander mitzuteilen, entsteht eine Leere und Sinnlosigkeit, die mit körperlicher und seelischer Grausamkeit ausgefüllt wird.

    If you ask about the source of violence, Verdi offers a possible answer: Where people are unable to open up to each other, an emptiness and meaninglessness arises, which is filled with physical and mental cruelty.