Opera and Film Session #2 Video: Movies ABOUT Operas – Sources and “True” Stories -- Lawrence Brownlee & Muffie Meyer --  Tuesday August 4, 2020

Opera and Film Session #2 Video: Movies ABOUT Operas – Sources and “True” Stories -- Lawrence Brownlee & Muffie Meyer -- Tuesday August 4, 2020

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Movies ABOUT Operas – Sources and “True” Stories

Tuesday, August 4, 5:00 PM NY Time 

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Many movies share the same sources as some of the most iconic operas. In fact, many movies seem to be reclaiming the story from the opera that helped make it famous. Is a movie “truer” than an opera in some way? And how can we talk about “truth” in either of these narrative forms?

Special Guests: Lawrence Brownlee & Muffie Meyer

Films discussed include: Die Nibelungen (Lang); Camille (Cukor); Tosca (Renoir); Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma); Carmen (Gades); First Name: Carmen (Godard); Carmen, a HipHopera (Townsend)

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