Sunday, July 09, 2006

If only I lived in NYC

There's a new opera called Grendel, and it looks really exciting. It's based upon a book that retold the Beowulf story from the dragon's perspective. I loved this book when I read it back in college, and it will make a perfect opera. It's got pathos, drama, monsters...what more do you need for a compelling libretto? Plus it's staged by Julie Taymor, whose artistic vision is perfect for something mythologically complex like this.

This is going to be GREAT and I can't believe I'm missing it.


lulu said...

I totally want to see that!

Dale said...

I hate to say it but the review says it's a bit wanting, although I'm sure it's a bit of a spectacle just the same.

Melinda June said...

That review totally bums me out. I really wanted this to be good. I'm always pleased when they can manage to create a modern masterpiece in a classic form.

I'd still go see it, though.