The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 7
Page No. 1828 - 1831

Intertextual Aspects of Opera Art by N. Harnoncourt Within Simulative Reality

Authors : Svetlana V. Karkina and Liliya F. Khabibulina

Abstract: This study presents, the results of contemporary opera art study phenomena from the perspective of an interdisciplinary approach. The subject of the study was the staging of V. Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” at the Salzburg Festival in 2012, implemented in cooperation the conductor N. Harnoncourt and the director Y.D. Herzog. During the analysis of musical interpretation peculiarities, determined the set design, which differs significantly from prevailing ones in this genre and at is this tradition opera direction, a number of references and quotations on the cultural phenomena of past eras was revealed. On the basis of the selected mutually determinated links between the researchers of the study, the conclusion was made about the presence of the intertext system in the opera production reflecting the peculiarities of artistic interpretation. The introduced intertexts organically complemented the opera plot and performing the functions of both the cultural and historical phenomenon symbols, given an opportunity to rethink the artistic content of opera performances from the perspective of the actual problems of our time. The principles of metanarrative and intertextuality allowed N. Harnoncourt to soften the syndrome of contemporary plot disappearance. The conductor was not just an interpreter of an researcher’s creation, but a co-author who states the element of performing improvisation founded by the text itself. The social and philosophical issues of considered direction reflect the modern simulative statement of reality that creates the illusion of metaspace, where man develops the scenario of being by himself.

How to cite this article:

Svetlana V. Karkina and Liliya F. Khabibulina, 2015. Intertextual Aspects of Opera Art by N. Harnoncourt Within Simulative Reality. The Social Sciences, 10: 1828-1831.

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