Graham Vick has inflamed the Italians, again, with an overtly political opera.
His production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in Mecarata shows a bulldozer about to flatten a migrants’ camp. Members of the chorus simulate drowning refugees. The production is described as ‘anti-racist’.
Sections of the audience booed on opening night and a Liga politician said: ‘This is a massacre damaging Mozart and the spectators.’
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