Sunday 1 June 2008

una scomoda verità

First reaction to news that La Scala's to stage Al Gore's power-point movie is: doesn't sound very dramatic. (No love songs - except to the planet.)

Second reaction to news: what could be more dramatic?

(There's an even chance of one billion people being short of water by 2050.)

Third reaction: it's genius to do something so obvious.

The composer of the new opera Una scomoda verità, Giorgio Battistelli (above), says that artists:

'make you see things differently, make you see things in a new light. When we see a painting by Francis Bacon or a film of Sydney Pollack, we get a very precise idea of the problems of our century'.

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