Saturday, January 30, 2010

Interview with Andriessen on "La Commedia", Part I

An interview with Louis Andriessen on film opera "La Commedia" (2008, in collaboration with filmmaker Hal Hartley). Conversation took place on March 10, 2009 in Andriessen's studio in Amsterdam. I asked him about place of opera in the age of media, using musical language of romanticism, corruption of the music world, love, philosophy, Dante, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch, singing voice and gender.
"La Commedia" will have its American premiere in April this year in Carnegie Hall.

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