Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here I discussed my favorite production from my time at the Ulmer Theater--the one with caskets and dead people, sort of the haunted house Nozze di Figaro. Well, that was Peter Mussbach, now something of a person in German opera. Above is a picture of him with one of the ghosts from the Figaro production. My Swiss friend who sang Susanna in this production told me he had given up medicine for a career in opera.
Mostly Opera has an item about him here. He has gotten into conflict with Daniel Barenboim and gotten himself kicked out of the Berlin Opera.
These are the walking dead arisen from their caskets--one of the caskets can be seen in the background--surrounded by members of the audience. I was allowed to go watch them and take pictures as long as I was not in costume.
Question: Did he actually invent Eurotrash?