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Jerry Springer the Opera

Posted 09-01-2005 at 10:13 by Acrylic-bob

Jerry Springer the Opera. BBC2, Saturday 8th Jan 10pm-12 Midnight.

I thought it was low, vulgar, gratuitously offensive and in execrable taste.
I loved every seedy, scandalous second!
The performances were gutsy and punchy and the staging was quite good too. Sadly though, the music and the lyrics were not in any way memorable. It was a performance that owed more to burlesque and pantomime than anything else and, for some reason, put me in mind of medieval mystery plays. As satire and musical theatre it works very well indeed, but as opera it fell flat on itís a*se, sitting uneasily between the two genres and merely nodding its head in the direction of opera from time to time. I suppose using Actors who can sing, as opposed to Singers who can act, may have something to do with forming that impression.
Having said that, if it came to a choice between it and anything by Birtwistle or Stockhausen, I know which one I would choose. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evenings entertainment. It held my attention for two hours, it made me laugh and left me wishing that I could have seen it in the theatre. What more can you ask for? It did not change my opinion on anything or improve my understanding of the world in any way. But, then, I donít think that was ever its intention.
The BBC is to be congratulated on having the courage to screen it in the face of the opposition. Which, it strikes me, was more opportunistic than sincere and merely proves that some people have too much time on their hands and not enough to do with it.
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    Re: Jerry Springer the Opera

    didn't see it A-B, but it sounds like it was pure entertainment....which is what you pay your money for.
    I don't think I would have liked it as I HATED the Jerry Springer show....found it to be contrived and lewd most of the time.
    Posted 09-01-2005 at 17:54 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
 

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