Friday, 27 May 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn as Baron Scarpia?

Just had a thought, one which actually did occur to me during this evening's performance of Tosca: in Act II, an ageing lothario in a position of power attempts to use his status and influence to have his wicked way with Floria Tosca, who eventually responds by stabbing him to death. What price we'll see a production of Tosca before 2011 has breathed its last which casts Baron Scarpia as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn lookalike, Tosca as an African immigrant singer and Cavaradossi as her seemingly non-existent (ex-) husband. Watch German theatre listings for your opportunity to witness this profundity but remember you heard it here, first.

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