Film Screening: "The Marriage of Figaro"
June 20, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
Intro by Johanna Yunker, UMass Amherst
(GDR, 1949, dir. Georg Wildhagen, 109 min., b/w)
This film presents the question of whether the postwar period would be marked by cultural continuity or a radical break with the past. Mozart’s work serves as the basis for this first GDR opera film, but the screenplay diverges from the original libretto.