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Thread #161887   Message #3857620
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
28-May-17 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: English Trans. Req: Fruhlingsmusikanten
Subject: RE: English Trans. Req: Fruhlingsmusikanten
Lovers of Comic Opera (a genre that in terms of comicality must not be equated with today's "sitcoms") may know The Poacher based on a play by Kotzebue, with truly magnificent music by Lortzing. If you can spare 3:12 minutes, watch this overview. I cannot find an English version.

For those who cannot be bothered to read up on the topic: Kotzebue was certainly opposed to the students' revolutionary movement, also a friend of the St. Petersburg high-society (in spite of being forcibly exiled to Siberia for a while), and thus stabbed for a reason, but he was not in favour of censorship and could be quite satirical himself.