opera and film class
I will mention this during our discussion today, but wanted to post some links for you. Doris Dorrie (umlaut on the o) is a German filmmaker who has been staging operas over the past 8 years or so. I saw her Cosi fan tutte in Berlin and it was great.
The performance is on dvd:
There is also dvd of her staging of Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera:
She's staging Handel's Admeto, re di Tessaglia at Edinburgh at the end of August too:
Her stagings are really interesting I think, and seem to be successful transformations across cultural lines....