South African artist William Kentridge's incipient Die Zauberflöte opens at Scala on Saturday night in an experimental production that has already triumphed in Brussels and Naples, and he shared a bit on the production with La Repubblica.
Magically Mozart, storyteller Kentridge's Flute is an exercise in his seamless synthesis of mixed medias -- music, drawing, cinema, and animation.
A feeling of respiration breathes Kentridge's production to life: "My version isn't a nihilistic art -- rather it goes decidedly against the law of entropy, which dominates the contemporary world. Everything in the drawing comes to life in a perpetual evolution"
He speaks of Mozart as a truly modern composer who understood that art evolves, matures, and isn't only about the singing. Frankly, he just gets it.