A few secretive moments in music theatre

Benjamin van Bebber
How to prepare a discursive ground for music theatre practice open to the future? Works, performance and interpretation are up till now the conceptually and institutionally vindicated ramparts to which one is constantly confronted both in the practice and the critique of music theatre. Where however can a music theatre be found, that, beyond hermeneutical exegeses of works, searches for an unbiased grappling with the manifold possibilities liberating the song of the here and now of a performance? How can opera be taken seriously again as a theatrical form? The fascination revolves around voice: the ever singular voice, the singing voice, that can also – and precisely – appear in theatre as this possibility to encounter the other openly.

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