5.19.2007

"Youth's the season made for joys": Spielpalast finale

"I thought myself Captain Macheath..." -- Boswell's London Journal. Boswell is interesting in the context of blogging as kind of an 'ur-blogger', in his early London Journal -- quite a funny book, full of sex, theater going & debauchery -- he debates with himself, what to write about, and what level of detail is appropriate.

Now there's a man, the living tool of Satan
He charges forth while others are debating
Conniving, cocky knave with all the trimmings
I know one thing will trim him down -- WOMEN.
In women he meets deep authority,
In them he feels his old dependency.

-- Driegroschen Opera

This clip is in no ways nearly as good as the "Seven Minute Sopranos" on YouTube, and it is a pale reflection of the whole elaborate production, but is a slideshow of images from the 2007 Spielpalast Cabaret show set to the Queen of the Night's "Vengeance Aria" from the Magic Flute. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Nice! Queen of the Night goes well with the cabaret!

Jeff said...

...glad you liked it, I enjoyed the show. Maybe by next year I'll have a better camera.