‘Make opera living’: why the operatic world is divided over some European stage directors’ radical reinventions of beloved works

A basement garage rave in Mozart, Verdi’s Aida as antiwar jeremiad – the opera world doesn’t know what to make of directors’ reinventions. Yet modern settings for operas booed a few years ago are welcomed now.

​ A basement garage rave in Mozart, Verdi’s Aida as antiwar jeremiad – the opera world doesn’t know what to make of directors’ reinventions. Yet modern settings for operas booed a few years ago are welcomed now.