Watch Pjotr Sapegin’s ARIA (Madama Butterfly) animation and comment about it on your blogs
Ring cycle at the MET #2 #3
Paris Opera Garnier / video
Coldplay – A Capella
Singing robots reflect tech’s humanity in opera of the future
Sci-fi opera ‘Death and the Powers’ is doing things differently … with robots
Opera of the Future

• Watch: “ The Birth and Life of Opera ” in the MacDonald Kelce Library online video collection.

• Watch any Opera created before 1920 and write a three page paper (minimum) with your personal research and comments on the “mise en scene“. What did you discover watching this opera? How do you think audiences reacted to it when it was originally presented? Why do you think this piece is important in the chronology of Opera? How is technology used in it? If you were a 21st century director, how would you turn this piece into a VIDEO GAME?

Operas in DVD or VHS at the MacDonald Kelce Library

mise en scene


Movies: Amadeus – Milos Forman / ARIA – Derek Jarman, Franc Rodham, and others / Wagner – Der Ring des NibelungenDie Walküre at the MET , Patrice Chéreau – Pierre Boulez, Bayreuth Festival (Complete Ring Cycle) DVD (2000) / Don Giovanni – KarajanPeter Sellars / Sellar’s Cosi Fan Tute / Magic Flute – Julie Taymor / Fifth Element DivaMadness Scene Lucia de Lammermoor / CARMEN Waltraud Meier / Casta Diva – Montserrat Caballé / La ci darem la mano – Thomas Allen / Hänsel und Gretel / Salome / La Traviata + Priscilla / La Boheme / Lakme / Aida / Bugs Bunny – What’s Opera Doc? / Sesame Street – Carmen /