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You can make King Roger not gay or gay, you can be just as open as you want to be, but this sensual awareness is one aspect of the piece you can’t get away from – Stephen Wadsworth speaks about intimacy and directing ‘King Roger’, which premiered 21 July 2012 in the Santa Fe Opera
The sound of Poppea is subtle and airy; thanks to the perfection of Sylvain Cambreling and Klangforum Wien, the piece is like a fine cobweb – ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’ directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski in Madrid
We don’t just live in Poland anymore. It’s time we abandoned the notion that we have any obligation towards Poland. Our obligation is to make good films
I didn’t really know Xenakis before, but it turned out that he touches the precise parts of my sensitivity that until recently were satisfied by other music, such as punk and avant-garde. His music comes from the same source as punk music, while being ahead of it, like every avant-garde
Jan Kott wrote that in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, history is shown as a nightmare, something that shocks and terrifies; that it is opaque like a nightmare. ‘And, like in a nightmare, everyone gets bogged down in it.’ In Warlikowski’s ‘Macbeth’, this nightmare seems to have no end. Nor a beginning
I’m an outsider everywhere. I was an outsider in my family. I was an outsider where I grew up. I’m an outsider in Austria. No sentiment though – Renate Jett
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