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MuseumsQuartier Wien: Hall E
|Luca Francesconi's Quartett at the Wiener Festwochen|
|A first impression of Quartett, a 2011 chamber opera composed by Luca Francesconi and staged by Àlex Ollé (of the innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus), may be that it presents an unapologetically modernist take on the Liaisons dangereuses story which will impenetrably hang together as some fearsomely Teutonic total artwork. But beyond a strain of radical music-theatre common in – if not exclusive to – postwar Europe, it does not succumb so readily to easy categorization.
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