Photo credit: Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Summer Opera: Kurt Weill & Monteverdi Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022.

 Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Summer Opera – Monteverdi and Weill

Despite being separated by three centuries, and their rather different compositional and theatrical aesthetics, Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1624) and Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren (1927) share as themes a comical, even mordant, slant on the battle games of love, and would-be assassination. The unsettled, revolutionary era after World War One (in which Weill’s opera […]

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