I’m re-watching the Claus Guth version of Le Nozze di Figaro. I haven’t seen it in some time, and going back to it I’m noticing things that I hadn’t before. Though in other ways it’s like hiking through a familiar landscape – look, there’s the dead crow! And here is the Epic Cherubino Grope! And around the next corner there is Dorothea Roeschmann singing “dove sono” while walking down a flight of stairs! And the camera at the top of the stairs! How could we have forgotten the camera at the top of the stairs? It’s like that creepy guy who always used to hang out on the second-floor fire escape of your dorm in college and you always wondered what it was he was looking at from up there.
But anyway, it’s all pretty fun. Also, Christine Schaefer has an awesome haircut.