Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Shouldn't something be at least a little new to be considered new?

Here is a great article that explains exactly what is wrong with "new" opera, particularly in American today. It gets to the heart of what the problem is with so many of these recent large-scale productions...Sohpie's Choice...The Great Gatsby...Dead Man Walking...Street Car Named Desire...Our Town...A Wedding...Little Women...anyone see a pattern?

It has made me start brainstorming on a real coup de théâtre for the company in 2009...you'll just have to stay tuned to find out more!

1 comment:

Clayton said...

That's an interesting article by Sandow, and I'll link it on my own blog for future reference.