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24 Oct 2006

A 'Caligula' who speaks to our many demons

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/24/opinion/loomis.php

camus.jpgBy George Loomis [International Herald Tribune, 24 October 2006]

FRANKFURT In an interview, the composer Detlev Glanert said he was drawn to Albert Camus's play "Caligula" because, rather than having characters who interact with one another, it centers on a single character who dominates the others. That's putting it mildly, but another, more down-to- earth answer might be that the play is crammed with violence, an ingredient long cherished by opera composers.

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