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Ouverture d’opera e commento registico: un (in)felice abuso?


Appunti in margine a un quesito di Osthoff

Fabio Dal Corobbo    Istituto Don Mazza, Verona, Italia    


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The seventh and last question proposed by Wolfgang Osthoff in his essay on the art work and its performing process can be reformulated in this way: is it right to comment on stage instrumental opera pieces like the ouverture which originally did not involve a stage direction? Osthoff reasserted the clear distinction among sections that were entirely musical and sections that were dramatic-musical, being the opera proportions at risk. Nowadays, pondering about the whole opera theoretical structure, Osthoff seems to adopt a generalization that may be hard to support. Examining a few performances as a pattern of a reviewed interpretation on the basis of Alberto Bentivoglio’s devoted studies upon Giorgio Strehler’s work as a director, this paper suggests four kinds of solutions. For example, it shows that a priori prohibition to create either a stage commentary related to the mere musical sections such as the ouverture or for the others considered as not strictly musical parts does not actually exist.

Keywords: Osthoff. Ouverture. Opera. Production.

Lingua: it

Submitted: 08 Luglio 2016
Accepted: 19 Agosto 2016
Pubblicato: 20 Dicembre 2016

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-2720/VA-25-16-16

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