Last we checked-in with cult Italian soprano, Francesca Patanè, she was baring it all ~in the name of art~ for a controversial Giorgio Albertazzi staging of Salome that opened the 2007 season of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Albertazzi's Salomethat didn't go over so well with the Italian critics (or Rome audiences), regardless of the fact that one of the stars was the daughter of famous Italian conductor Giuseppe Patanè (that amazing musician who died on the podium in 1989 while conducting Il Barbiere at the Bavarian State Opera).
Miss Patanè finds herself stateside this Fall in Motor City, where she's singing Abigaille at the Detroit Opera House in Nabucco. The production opens on October 17, and stars Marco di Felice as Nabucco, Noah Stewart as Ishmaele, and Steven Mercurio on the podium. Slide show here, and we're happy to report that all images are indeed SFW.