With East German subtlety, Un ballo in maschera will be staged in Erfurt, Germany, by director Johann Kresnik in a "different, provocative Masked Ball on the ruins of the World Trade Center".
With a bunch of naked old people in Mickey Mouse masks (see the photo by clicking here: it's obviously Not Safe For Work. Pretty darn ugly, too). WTF Walt?
The staging will premiere tomorrow night. Kresnik stresses: "Apart from the music nothing will remain of Verdi".