A Little Wager?

Joey Skee (January 24, 2013)
Wanna bet Philistine Italian-American “Leaders” become “Outraged,” Again?

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is set to premier a new adaptation of Verdi’s Rigoletto set not in sixteenth-century Mantua but 1960s Las Vegas. In director Michael Mayer’s new version the Duke is a mobbed-up, show-biz celeb, his palace a neon-lit casino.

If visual artist Tatzu Nishi's 2012 encasing of the city's Columbus statue in a mock apartment could set off a fire storm of "outrage" among our self-appointed spokespeople, how much you want to bet one of them will be "offended" and blow a gasket with this rendition of an opera warhorse?






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