The Korea Herald claims that the advent of a new genre of fusion opera is upon us. Huh? How is having the recitatives translated into Korean the creation of a new genre? It’s even less creative than I imagined. Now, a full-stage new (classical) music opera, with digital effects onstage, and cool stuff like that, telling a traditional Korean story, that might be a new genre, or at least something like “fusion opera”, but this? This is just The Barber of Seville.
It’s enough to make me want to get out my manuscript paper sketchbook and find some Korean kind enough to write me a libretto.