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(BBC)   If you have ever wanted to see an opera based on the little mermaid and set in a brothel, well now you can   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 20
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2012-02-29 09:03:40 AM
I shudder to think what the choreography will be to "Under the Sea"
 
2012-02-29 11:13:40 AM
You know... I HAVE been wanting to see something like that for years.
 
2012-02-29 11:20:18 AM

Nickster79: I shudder to think what the choreography will be to "Under the Sea"


Under the G, Under the G, darling everything is better down where it is wetter. Under the G.

Probably better then the classic song in Aladin, A whole nude world.
 
2012-02-29 11:24:47 AM

Slaves2Darkness: Nickster79: I shudder to think what the choreography will be to "Under the Sea"

Under the G, Under the G, darling everything is better down where it is wetter. Under the G.

Probably better then the classic song in Aladin, A whole nude world.


Don't you dare close your eyes!
 
2012-02-29 11:30:51 AM
The Best Little Whorehouse In Atlantis?
 
Skr
2012-02-29 11:41:47 AM
pompous intellectualism is highly contagious and infectious.
 
2012-02-29 11:43:05 AM

Apos: The Best Little Whorehouse In Atlantis?


Watersports:The Musical.
 
2012-02-29 11:44:59 AM
Sucker Punch
 
2012-02-29 12:07:13 PM
"Each little clam here know how to jam here
Under the sea"
 
2012-02-29 12:09:58 PM
"Girls run around in their scanties... and it's all quite nasty," wrote Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph.

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2012-02-29 12:20:01 PM
Two opera threads in one day? Who'da thunk it?

I saw Bryan Hymel, who plays the prince in this production, as Edgardo in "Lucia" back in October (I though he was quite good), and Donizetti was a contemporary of Rossini (although Donizetti's best known stuff started coming out around the time Rossini retired), so there, the two threads tied together in an extremely loose way.
 
2012-02-29 12:27:04 PM
Mermaid + Brothel = Something smelling like fish.
 
2012-02-29 12:53:40 PM

Aboleth: You know... I HAVE been wanting to see something like that for years.


This.
 
2012-02-29 12:56:46 PM
Why couldn't she be the other kind of mermaid with the fish part on top?!
 
2012-02-29 01:53:28 PM
Stupid headline is stupid.

Dvorak's opera isn't based on the Danish (Hans Christian Andersen) Little Mermaid, it's based on a Czech folk tale. As Wikipedia notes: A Rusalka is a water sprite from Slavic mythology, usually inhabiting a lake or river.

As for the production, leave it to the prudish Brits to get all sniffy about something that wasn't even shocking 20 years ago in Germany, Holland or France.

"Imported from the Salzburg Festival, it is a prime example of the pompous intellectualism which now dominates eurozone theatre."

Yes, FSM forbid that opera or theater or movies have anything more in mind than mindless entertainment. Oh, the horror of it all. Of course, the dolt critic gives himself away with the jibe about the Eurozone. Stay pure England, stay pure, don't let Johnny Foreigner taint your beautiful minds with their continental ideas!

What that critic might look like:
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2012-02-29 02:35:56 PM
Just because Disney turned it into a white bread show does not mean that the original version was even close to what disney portrayed.

go read some Hans Christian Anderson stories, they are filled with death, torture, kidnapping, slavery, and rape.

but in the US our versions are filled with prancing unicorns who fart rainbows.

making it a story about a brothel, an innocent girl going to the big city and getting screwed for money, it matches the theme of the original story of the innocent girl leaving home and eventually ending up with a horrific curse.

when will it come to seattle?
 
2012-02-29 04:50:50 PM
wtfhub.com
 
2012-02-29 06:42:51 PM
Still not as odd as an opera based on Jerry Springer in hell (where Jesus, in a recitative, utters the line, "Talk to the Stigmata"). It's not even as strange as an opera based on Nixon going to China.
 
2012-02-29 08:21:23 PM

madgordy: Just because Disney turned it into a white bread show does not mean that the original version was even close to what disney portrayed.

go read some Hans Christian Anderson stories, they are filled with death, torture, kidnapping, slavery, and rape.

but in the US our versions are filled with prancing unicorns who fart rainbows.

making it a story about a brothel, an innocent girl going to the big city and getting screwed for money, it matches the theme of the original story of the innocent girl leaving home and eventually ending up with a horrific curse.

when will it come to seattle?


Because every parent would looove to answer the question, "Mommy, what's a brothel?"
 
2012-02-29 09:22:08 PM
 
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