30 Days of Opera: Moonrise Kingdom
09/11/2014, 7:00 PM to 8:35 PM
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meeting at a church performance of Benjamin Britten’s proves life changing for 12-year old New Englanders
Suzy Bishop and Sam Shukusky, who run away together during the summer of 1964.
Director Wes Anderson describes Britten’s music as “the color of the movie,”
noting that he and his older brother participated in a production of Noye’s Fludde in their youth, and that
the “music is something I’ve always remembered, and made a very strong
impression on me.”
Platt, classical music critic for The New
Yorker, wrote upon the release of “The
opera is simultaneously the movie’s scaffolding and its secret life, its invisible
“color,” a mixture of innocence and sophistication that influences the film’s
essential style and the equal weights that adults and children have in it. When
people say that they like the film’s ‘sense of humor,’ this is part of what
screening of Moonrise Kingdom is part
of Opera Memphis’ annual initiative to introduce opera into the everyday
routines of local residents—at farmers markets, restaurants, schools, and
street corners. Over the course of 30 consecutive days, Opera Memphis presents
“pop-up” recitals, master classes, children’s operas, and more, reaching over
50,000 people during the month-long extravaganza.
Wes Anderson | 2012 | USA | 94 minutes
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