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Description: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 152. Not illustrated. Chapters: 1970 Operas, 1971 Operas, 1972 Operas, 1973 Operas, 1974 Operas, 1975 Operas, 1976 Operas, 1977 Operas, 1978 Operas, 1979 Operas, le Grand Macabre, Einstein on the Beach, Owen Wingrave, Treemonisha, Death in Venice, the Disappointment, the Last Temptations, de Temporum Fine Comoedia, Der Kaiser Von Atlantis, the Knot Garden, Lord Byron, the Ice Break, Yaroslav Mudriy, We Come to the River, the Transports, Beatrix Cenci, a Bayou Legend, Paul Bunyan, the Seagull, Al Gran Sole Carico D'amore, Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Miss Julie, Bertha, the Duchess of Malfi, of Mice and Men, the Red Line, the Hero, Shunkinsh, the Martyrdom of St Magnus, Soyazhe, Paradise Lost, Das Madchen Aus Domremy, Das Rendezvous, Black Widow, Yerma, Bang , Der Besuch Der Alten Dame, Ein Wahrer Held, the Horseman, Jaakko Ilkka. Excerpt: Le Grand Macabre (197577, revised version 1996) is Gyorgy Ligeti's only opera. The opera has two acts and its libretto loosely based on the 1934 play, La Balade du grand macabre, by Michel De Ghelderode was written by Ligeti in collaboration with Michael Meschke. The original libretto was written in German, and the opera has been performed also in Swedish, English, French and Italian. Unlike many operas, this one was written specifically with flexibility of language in mind. Only a few notes need be changed to perform the opera in any of these languages. After having seen Mauricio Kagel's anti-operatic work Staatstheater, Ligeti came to the conclusion that it was not possible to write any more anti-operas. He therefore resolved to write an "anti-anti-opera," an opera with an ironic recognition of both operatic traditions and anti-operatic criticism of the genre. From its brief overture, a mixture of rhythmic sounds scored for a dozen car horns, to the closing passacaglia in mock classica...