The Mute Stones Sing: Rigoletto Live from Mantua

Morris, Christopher (2015) The Mute Stones Sing: Rigoletto Live from Mantua. TDR: The Drama Review, 59 (4). pp. 51-66. ISSN 1054-2043

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“At the time and in the place of the action.” This is the tagline of a series of opera broadcasts transmitted live on European television. Each is shot in the locations depicted in the opera, its broadcast staggered so that each act airs at the time of day specified in the libretto. What are the material and performative implications of this overdetermined authenticity of time and place, this mediatized encounter between opera stage and reality TV?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Rigoletto Live from Mantua; opera broadcasts; television; performance;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Item ID: 7629
Identification Number: 10.1162/DRAM_a_00496
Depositing User: Christopher Morris
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 11:59
Journal or Publication Title: TDR: The Drama Review
Publisher: MIT Press Journals
Refereed: Yes

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