The Arts Society Abingdon Lecture – A Touch of he Sun by Sarah Lenton
A Touch of the Sun by Sarah Lenton
The oddest ‘star’ in opera is the Sun. Its appearance in The Magic Flute triggers the finale, when everybody dances off bathed in happy, rational daylight. But other operas are more wary about the heat. It’s the baking sun that precipitates the disastrous passions in Carmen and Aida, and what about that moment in the year when the sun is at its strongest – midsummer itself. The lecture looks at operas like The Fairy Queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faust, and especially Lohengrin – all set at this odd time of the year, when quiet English woods and respectable German towns find themselves on the edge of fairyland.
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