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Uploaded on Jul 13, 2009
Anselm Kiefer is one of Germany's most important contemporary artists. Now the painter and sculptor has turned his attention to opera. He's staging a work at the Opera Bastille in Paris called Au commencement,In the Beginning ,based on texts from the Old Testament. The opera challenges the vengeful God of the three monotheistic world religions. For the normally reserved Kiefer,working with a team and putting himself in the public eye is a new challenge. ARTS.21 takes a closer look.