Ok, ok. Maybe we should have clumped all the Into the Little Hill reviews on one post, but to be honest, we’re kinda shocked that so many people covered this thing. I guess there’s a little cache for the polemical opera critics. Since there seems to be very little cultural consensus about A.) what the hell opera is, and B.) what the fuck opera should be, perhaps all the little critters are trying to chime in more out of hubris than out of genuine interest.
And Kirshnit over at The Sun totally disappoints us with this little line: “Martin Crimp’s libretto for “Into the Little Hill” is disappointingly heavy-handed in its political message…” It’s kind of the main line right now for critics to deride political work. You know, We’re all too cool to get caught up in politics.
So then why does Kirshnit get the award?
Cause that bitch threw down the term “klangfarbenmelodie!” KLANGFARBENMELODIE!!! Holy shit, man. I may not agree with your politics, but I wouldn’t push you out of bed. Big kiss!!!!