That was the working title of a preview I just wrote for Brooklyn-based opera company LoftOpera‘s newest production, Le Comte Ory (translation: The Count Ory) for Bushwick Daily.
Here’s a preview of the preview (you can read the whole thing here):
“It’s totally ridiculous; almost unexplainable,” says Daniel Ellis-Ferris [the company’s founder and executive producer]. “It’s new for us to be doing something this playful.
“For example, there’s a threesome at the end of the show. When they did it at the Met [Metropolitan Opera], they just had three people sitting on a big bed, fluffing a duvet around. That’s about all you can do at the Met. But we’re working with gymnasts and circus people in a warehouse deep in Bushwick! So we can make ours a lot sexier. And our audience will have fun with that, rather than be offended by it.”
Sounds like the makings of fun for sure. I’m going to see the show with my friend Charles, a certified opera expert, next month. Extremely psyched!
4 thoughts on “Guys Posing as Nuns, Astroturf, and Thousands of Pieces of Fake Fruit: LoftOpera’s Le Comte Ory”
This is a great description, and it sounds like a lot of fun — wish I could be there to see it!
Hey thanks, Sally! I wish you could be here to see it, too :)
heh, actually Damrau, DiDonato and Florez did a bit more than fluff the duvet in that trio at the end.
Hmm, perhaps we stand corrected! If you want to come to this performance, you can see how the trios stack up :)