Monday, April 17, 2006

The Temple

The image is more significant than the lyrics.I mean stronger;we can see meat, guns, drugs, vicious, women in cages not like prisoners but like offers.
People betting, trading, Tv showing wars...
And Jesus with a face of displeasure, with disgust, and really angry.
He threw the people out of the temple, he said "My temple should be a house of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves.Get out!!!
Get out!!!" Just how in the Gospels.
We're really impressed by the scene.

Best wishes

The last supper

The last supper

In JCS the apostles are shown like idiots, and in the Bible they aren’t as well described as in the Opera.
I think they’re described like idiots because they’re asking Jesus all the time: Where they’re going, What’s happening. Here, in this version they are looking forward to their fame after their death while they were laying the table on. It seems to me that they didn’t realize what was going on.
In the Gospels Judas doesn’t answer to Jesus when he says somebody will soon betray him, but in the Opera, Judas angrily argues with Jesus about the betrayal.
I’m not really sure but I think the argument sounds credible. Jesus is peaceful but not a cold blood .

My sweetest greetings, F.I.B (Federico Ismael Bois)

The Lepers

The opera tells us that Jesus didn't take notice about lepers because he felt exhausted, he seemed tired and annoyed.
However, in the Gospels it is said that Jesus helped a group, but only one came back to say thank you.
In Luke (17, 16-19).We can read : And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks. And this was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean? And where are the nine? . There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole.
In Mark (1:40-41) And there came a leper to him, beseeching him and kneeling down, said to him: If thou wilt thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand and touching him saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean.
Here Jesus has compassion !!! There’s nothing about his tiredness .
The lepers on the scene don’t look thankful, just desperate .The scene is amazing because the lepers seem to break out from the floor everywhere. They overwhelm Jesus, that is shown more human than divine. He shows his Love but It isn’t enough… it seems like He can’t heal them.
The green tone of the scene, wraping all of them, and gives us a feeling of sickness and a nasty smell . I felt touched but a bit dissapointed by Jesus attitude.

Alvaro Ducasse.

This Jesus must die

This is the conspiracy of the priests against Jesus.The contrast is shown by light and shadows, colour and black.The faces of the priests are illuminated upwards,with light coming from the table, doing them more pathetic and terrifying .

They justify themselves saying that it is better that one man, Jesus, dies instead of everybody.They are worried about how to stop him because his enchantment is increasing but they didn´t dare because they compare Him with John, the Baptiste.Finally they decide he must die. In fact ,they protect their own heads from the power of Rome.

Lucio Corbera