The new number of Babelia gives prominence to the ambitious opera exhibition. Passion, power and politics, which has organized the London Museum Victoria & Albert inaugurates this Saturday in collaboration with the Royal Opera House in an attempt to summarize the evolution of gender through the linkage between seven major titles and the cities in which Premiered.
"The best lesson that the visitor can draw out is that the opera has not been a mere entertainment of aristocrats, nor a simple pastime of luxury for wealthy classes, nor an extravagant occurrence in which people sing when they love, and even when they die" , but from its very birth, it was a true reflection of real life, a sophisticated urban manifestation, a hallmark, an instrument at the service of power, and even a political tool in its hands, but also a weapon to denounce it, although It has always ended up imposing \u2012y perdurando\u2012 its condition of sound and three-dimensional radiography of the human passions, of all the human passions. The opera, even long before Richard Wagner coined the term, has been, is, and everything points to it will continue to be, the closest thing that has managed to create the human ingenuity to the work of total art, writes in a large report the specialist Luis Gago.
In the following pages the reader of Babelia will find a reflection of the writer and editor Damián Tabarovsky on the literature of Argentina, guest country of the International Book Fair (Liber), held in Madrid next week.
The usual book reviews are accompanied this week from an interview with writer Carlos Zanon, who is about to publish his new novel, Taxi.
The art section opens with another interview, in this case to the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, to which the Reina Sofía Museum has invited to make an installation in the Palacio de Cristal of the Parque Madrid del Retiro.
The theatrical critic Marcos Ordóñez writes this week about the premiere in Barcelona of the work the skull of Connemara, by Martin McDonagh. In the opinion pages he occupies the Tribune Libre Aurelio Major, along with the usual signatures of Antonio Muñoz Molina and Manuel Rodríguez Rivero.
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