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Apr 7, 2019
Disturbing & Fascinating: Les Enfants Terribles Schmopera Review
Disturbing & Fascinating: Les Enfants Terribles in Omaha By Meghan Klinkenborg, Apr 7, 2019 Opera Omaha’s production of Les enfants terribles is a strange and mesmerizing exploration of dissociation and escapism. There are no certainties - only abstract visuals, raw emotions, and atmospheric music. Philip Glass’ opera, based on the novel by Jean Cocteau, triggers reactions that are powerful but hard to understand. The more I tried to wrap my brain around the piece the more confused I became. The music and the story refuse to be defined. All the audience can do is surrender to the transient emotions without over analyzing - a feat that is easier said than done. The ...
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Apr 6, 2019
Omaha World-Herald Review: Les Enfants Terribles
Review: Strange plot, great production values make 'Les Enfants Terribles' worthwhile By Betsie Freeman / World-Herald staff writer Apr 6, 2019 Updated Apr 6, 2019 The music is modern yet melodic, even in its urgency and its occasional dissonance. It’s mostly, but not always, accessible. The story is creepy yet fascinating — about a brother and sister who are way too close, the weird psychological game they play and the carnage it causes for all involved. Despite the fact that it made me work a little to keep track of the plot (did I say it was a little off-putting?) and absorb the unusual genre — a dance opera — I came perilously close to loving “Les Enfants Te...
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