MONTEZUMA:  the Opera

Ambitious failure, or noble travesty? Decide for yourself!

"The opera contains human sacrifice, burning at the stake, stabbing, stoning, rule by terror, cannibalism, a love story, war, homesickness, intrigue, a ritual dance, and the supernatural...[T]he opera's greatest defect is its libretto, a 'farrago of poetasty', which is 'a ghastly example of self-parody that even a Robert Benchley could not have topped.'"

Source of quote.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 09, 2018
     Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Music | 1960s | North America | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Yeah... I am not going to recommend this to my operetta society.

(For reference, we've just done Pirates of Penzance and are going to do La Fille de Mme Angot this year. This thing would not be popular with either the public or the choir.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/11/18 at 01:27 PM
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