Mozart Reimagined – Fragments: Zaide, L’oca del Cairo, Lo Sposo Deluso

14 Aug

Mozart Reimagined by Tyson Vick will feature photos illustrating Mozart’s unfinished opera fragments including Zaide, L’oca del Cairo and Lo Sposo Deluso.

Mozart Reimagined features three photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera fragment Zaide

Mozart Reimagined features three photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera fragment Zaide

Mozart Reimagined showcases nearly 100 photos that bring to life Mozart’s operas through photography. I spent a decade building props and sets, meeting models and photographing across the country to showcase what Mozart’s music has meant to me. The book also features essays written about each opera from my own unique perspective. The book humorously points out plot-holes, gives insight into past and present performances, recites a little bit of History and overflows with my own passion for the music of Mozart.

Here’s an excerpt from the book which accompanies the Zaide pictures:

“The most interesting aspect of Zaide, in my opinion, would not be the music, which is fine throughout, but the fact that generations of Mozart aficionados have tried to force this obviously unfinished work into a finished framework by padding it with overtures, choruses and dialog drawn from different sources. This means it exists in many different forms, and while all have merits, the pressures to hold up to the scrutiny of a finished work, when it is clearly not, can be distracting.”

Mozart Reimagined features two photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera fragments of Mozart

Mozart Reimagined features two photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera fragments of Mozart

Lo Sposo Deluso was one of the first images that I “re-shot” after learning how to build my own costumes. You can read about the shoot here and the costumes here.

I’m going to be giving you a preview of photos from every chapter of Mozart Reimagined over the next month, and then it will be time for pre-orders. I will be launching pre-orders on Kickstarter on September 14th, 2015! Until then, I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the photos and excerpts from the book so you can see what’s in store! Subscribe to the blog for every update, or check back on September 14th for the launch of the book.

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