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Oscars 2013: Michael Haneke sends regrets to Madrid opera audience

Oscars 2013: Michael Haneke sends regrets to Madrid opera audience

"Amour" director Michael Haneke chose to come to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards this weekend rather than attend the premiere of his new production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" in Madrid. He chose wisely: "Amour" won the prize for foreign-language film on Sunday, providing the Austrian auteur with his first Oscar statuette. To the attendees of the opera, Haneke issued a statement via the Teatro Real Madrid, apologizing for his absence at Saturday's premiere. "If you enjoy [the opera], cross your fingers for me for the Oscars. If you don’t, please cross them anyway!," he wrote. The complete English-language translation of his...

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