horripilation

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The banquet scene, done without trickery, is altogether the most horripilating I've seen, and my companion (a veteran of many Macbeths, including Olivier's) felt the same.
The fractures of the vocal line become the objective correlative of Lucia's demented ecstasies in the wake of murdering her unwanted bridegroom; the result is a vision of madness as sublimely inappropriate joy altogether consonant with the music Donizetti has written and much more horripilating than a naturalistic approach drenched in blood, sweat and tears.