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Suspiria's Tilda Swinton has made an opera starring her dogs

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Oct 26, 2018

While the internet is chock-full of adorable dog videos, leave it to Tilda Swinton to turn the opiate of the masses into a high-art masterpiece.

The acclaimed actress — who plays multiple roles in the remake of Suspiria, which is out now in theaters — posted a six-minute clip of her dogs frolicking carefree on the shores of some picturesque beach. However, the video is set to one of George Frideric Handel's arias, as performed by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. It's basically everything you'd expect from Tilda Swinton posting a dog video to the internet.

The YouTube post credits Swinton as the director along with her partner (according to Entertainment Weekly) Sandro Kopp. While it starts off very much like any other adorable dog video, around the five-minute mark, things start to get a little... Swintonian — complete with all sorts of layered effects that make the couple's trio of dogs multiply to upwards of eight.

The clip is part of the Glass Handel project by multimedia company Visionaire. The dog opera (dogera?) is only a small part of the piece, which will be on display for two nights only at the New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. The exhibit will begin its short run starting Nov. 26, and will include a ballet performance as well as a live painting.

Unless you happen to be in New York City during that particular window of time next month, this might be your only chance to witness Swinton and Kopp's contribution to Glass Handel.

What do you think of Swinton's very high-minded portrait of her pack of very good dogs? Let us know in the comments.

(via Entertainment Weekly


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