Classical Music Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,843 Posts
My vote would be for Der Rosenkavalier or Salome. One is never as funny or insightful as it wants to be and the other is just over-the-top attention-whoring (like the Wilde play it's based on).
I think Wagner's libretti are quite effective in their settings. The ending of Das Rheingold gives me chills.
Attention-whoring is an apt word for Salome's libretto. :) High-class kitsch is probably what I'd call it. It all makes more sense if you regard it as a comedy, and I think it's more amusing than Rosenkavalier, which doesn't amuse me. Of course, that's just my "subjective" opinion (are you there, Strange Magic and Eva Yojimbo?).
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top