Collateral effects, by Sonia Arienta

Elementary principles of Psychology

Textual, interpretative, performative manipulations of operas which give a critical lecture of the society, utilized over the years, require a particular attention because such misrepresentations as often as not contaminate performances and opera’s interpretations nowadays too.Suffice it to think for example to Mozart Don Giovanni and to the effects of Hoffmann’s romantic point of view, dated Nineteenth century about this opera. His short story Don Juan (included in Contes Fantastiques ) still expands its influence today. In Hoffmann thinking Donna Anna is desperately in love with the libertine protagonist and so nurses deadly feeling of guilt after her father’s death…
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