posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 02:26 AM
A Mozart opera modernized to feature prostitutes, full-frontal nudity, drugs and sadistic violence has created a storm in Berlin.
The premiere of "The Abduction from the Seraglio" at the Komische Oper last week was met with shouts of "Scandal!" and "That's not Mozart!,"
and threats by opera house sponsor DaimlerChrysler that it would pull its $24,000 annual funding.
I especially like the sponsor's quote, "when the prostitutes were massacred on stage I had to leave." I recently saw The Marriage of Figaro, and
full frontal nudity would have definitely been very distracting.