Le Nozze di Figaro – Instead of Christmas

Instead of Christmas, I propose music: Mozart’s opera Le Nozze Di Figaro offers actual moments of contentment. 482260_10151851175893135_27101049_nThe finale of this opera closes with the players singing of forgiveness and peace, music so beautiful that you wish it might go on forever – which is what Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson proposed to do in his show, Bliss. Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 9.41.20 AMThe performance, solely devoted to this 4-minute section, went for 12 straight hours, the performers singing this pure and wonderful section over and over.Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 9.58.48 AMI dream that Mr. Kjartannson will consider bringing this exceptional work back – and maybe even make it longer.