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Subject: Re: Alligators in opera
From: Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:19:05 -0400
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In Peter Sellar's' production of Giuglio Cesare all those years ago, Cleopatra gamely carried around a blown up plastic alligator... if nobody remembered this already- I have not read all the comments....
Kati

> On Sep 2, 2017, at 12:35 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Gabriel Stelian <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> I actually encountered alligators in opera. In the third act of the
>> current Bayreuth Siegfried, two alligators have sex on stage, while Wotan
>> and Erda are engaged in a spaghetti fight.
>> 
> 
> OMG. I wonder if they are using the recycled alligator costume for Kundry
> from Torino's PARSIFAL a few years back (the fabulous Goerke was Kundry).
> http://operachic.typepad.com/opera_chic/parsifal/
> 
> If some silly conceptions are supposed to shock us, then at least they can
> try to be original. Too much to ask, it seems.
> 
> Vesna
> 
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