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Kontroverzie opery Mai 68 vo filozofických kontextoch aktuálnej opernej tvorby

Title in English Controversies of the Mai 68 Opera in Philosophical Contexts of Actual Opera Production


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Slovenské divadlo : časopis Slovenskej akadémie vied
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords opera Mai 1968; Prague Spring; revolution; history; narration; libretto; voice
Description In his paper Controversies of the Mai 68 Opera in Philosophical Contexts of Actual Opera Production, Jozef Cseres reveals the poetical controversies of the Mai 68 opera (2008) by Petr Kofroň, Zdenek Plachý and Jiří Šimáček as well as its controversial reception by Czech opera criticism. Comparing the poetical principles of mentioned authors with those applied in stage works by Morton Feldman, Martin Burlas and John Zorn, and arguing with philosophical concepts of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and actual concepts of postmodern aesthetics, he outlines the poetical features of current opera production in context of actual philosophical thought and intermedia aesthetics. In this broader framework, in spite of some defects in staging, he considers Mai 68 for very actual and influential contribution to the opera world in Czech Republic and Slovakia, comparable with the contemporary opera works worldwide.
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