Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Digest Version

Opera is not known for brevity. Indeed, a character can get stabbed and then sing about dying for fifteen minutes before actually dying, which can then take another ten...

So we're happy to have Rolando Villazon describe to us the plot of La boheme in just under 10 seconds.

Our La boheme, which opens the 2010 season, will be longer than 10 seconds but with Piotr Beczala and Anja Harteros in the leads, I won't be complaining.

Some of the language in the below clip is NSFW, unless you work in an opera company, and then you're used to it.

-- Edward

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