It's Not Just for Karita Mattila Anymore
Opera is sexy, or at least some of the singers are, so says this article in the Chicago Herald Tribune. Apparently they are sticking more than their necks out for art. Of course sex sells, and of course everyone is trying desperately to sell opera, so this was all inevitable, but of course (and you knew this was coming) it leads one to wonder: why not, rather than try to dress up the old (or undress it, as the case may be), do something that's new and interesting? Of course there could be plenty of sex--opera has always had a tremendous sex appeal, no question--but why not make it up to the minute, rather than this sort of girlie-mag short-shrift?
Stop me if you've heard this one before.