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Thursday, May 29, 2008

La Scala Hits Nadir

Apparently, Giorgio Battistelli has been commisioned to produce an operatic version of Al Bore's An Inconvenient Truth[sic] for the 2011 Opera Season at La Scala. It will be interesting to see which illiterati show up for opening night. Anything for a Euro, I suppose....although you wish such institutions and people wouldn't be such whores.

6 comments:

DigiHairshirt said...

This is truly horrifying.

But will it feature a slide projector?

gemoftheocean said...

Quite some years back when I regularly posted to rec.arts.theatre.musicals some net friends and I decided things were going so much to hell in a handbasket in the musical Theatre world that we should produce our own musical. We were going to call it [shield the eyes of any young children near you] "Slut Bitches from Pluto" - we were going to come up with the worst casting, lyrics, direction, design etc. ad infinitum and treat the audience as if they were dirt. We should have put it on, we would have made a mint. I'll post a pic here in the combox when I can.

swissmiss said...

On the bright side, at least he's not running for president...yet.

Pics, yes, we need to see the pics!

gemoftheocean said...

Ha, found the link to the poster here.

I was going to do costumes. The funny thing is a lot of the people on the poster were really involved in some way or other in theatre or recording. the "dramturge" runs a highly respected musical theatre website, and she stuck our show reference in for the heck of it. Real musical theatre fans are appalled at what passes on b'way these days. It's all run by clueless corporations now, who don't have a clue what a real musical theatre song should sound like. (Hint, it's not regurgitated pop music song by people with fake airy voices.)

The funny thing is, we can tell who doesn't really know the score because people occasionally include it in their "theatre links" like it was ever a real musical!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

" we were going to come up with the worst casting, lyrics, direction, design etc. ad infinitum and treat the audience as if they were dirt."

Didn't Mel Bokks do that in "The Producers"? I think he called it "Springtime for Hitler"

gemoftheocean said...

AA: pretty much!!! Except in their cases it was "Where did we go right?!"

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