Nietzsche Opera: Dogs Vote No

Score-of-Wolfgang-Rihm-s--006jackrussellsWhile waiting for new operas such as “Brokeback Mountain” (no news about that recently), we’ll have to content ourselves with premieres like the one being offered next week at the Salzburg Festival: Wolfgang Rihm‘s “Dionysos,” a part-fantastical, part-biographical work about Nietzsche. I sat down at my piano this morning to play some of this opera’s score, above. The Jack Russell terriers next door were not pleased. Whoever sings this stuff has their work cut out for them.

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