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07 Sep 2009

Actus Tragicus, review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/6149883/Actus-Tragicus-review.html

By Rupert Christiansen [The Telegraph, 7 September 2009]

The curtain rises on Actus Tragicus to show a stage filled with the cross-section of a modern tenement block. Slowly its 20 rooms fill with about 50 ordinary people engaged in a spectrum of human activities, from ironing and dressing to making love and contemplating suicide. Death is at hand: a black-suited figure prowls silently, and the naked body of the unresurrected Christ lies in the cellar.

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