Peter Sellars

The Ultimate Art

Preface Introduction: The Difference Is They Sing Singing Greek Tragedy When Opera Was Still Serious Ariosto and His Children Don Giovanni: The Impossible Opera What Peter Sellars Did to Mozart Norma: The Case for Bel Canto Hugo Sung and Unsung: Or Why We Put Up with Dumb Opera Plots Sex and Religion in French Opera …

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Believing in Opera

Foreword   Matthew A. Epstein Believing in Opera Peter Brook and theatrical opera Theory of interpretation A repertoire of classics The design matrix Patrice Chéreau: revolutionary classicism Ruth Berghaus: Marx, feminism and the absurd David Alden: expressionist shock Peter Sellars: Americanizing everything Richard Jones: burlesque profundities Graham Vick: neo-realism and emotion Albery, Pimlott, Cairns: British expressionism …

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