Power, technology and sex in
Rimsky Korsakov's 'The Tsar's Bride',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
In a studio of a highly technological Russia, a film is being made of The Tsar's Bride. It is not clear whether it is the 1849 Lev Alexandrovi tragedy based on the pattern of Shakespeare's Histories or the 1899 opera by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov on a libretto by Ilya Tyumenev. The shooting of the movie is interrupted. After a rich exchange of emails and tweets, the bosses of the local mafia hold a major meeting in a conference room near the studio...
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