Opera – i’m finding out – is often a bit mad

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As I’m researching ‘Dido and Aeneas’ – which I’m hoping will be my first, and not my last foray into opera – I’m discovering a world that’s a bit bonkers…but visually often ridiculously spectacular. As theatre makers there are rich pickings, especially design-wise – some fab costumes and amazing sets….not least Robert Lepage’s staging of Richard Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’….

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In love with this version of Dido’s Lament from D&A by Alison Moyet

Loving this sequence from Sasha Waltz’s D&A

Here’s her show in full – some of it’s in a swimming pool!

Liking Janet Bakerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_50zj7J50U&playnext=1&list=PLB0ED34FC20453F6B&feature=results_main

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About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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