Nadja Auermann, the former German supermodel who possibly has the longest legs in the world (@ 112 cm/44 inches long) recently collaborated with Deutsche Oper Berlin in an ad campaign promoting the 2008/09 season.
Shot by Berlin fashion photographer André Rival, Auermann modeled herself as four opera divas in the current season: Bizet's Carmen [shown above], (to be sung by Angelika Kirchschlager & Kate Aldrich); Tannhäuser's Venus (to be sung by Nadja Michael); Puccini's Turandot (to be sung by Lise Lindstrom & Maria Guleghina); and Strauss's Helena (to be sung by Ricarda Merbeth). At this point we're starting to think that the future of live opera will simply feature supermodels lipsynching Mozart & Puccini on stage in couture gowns while the real singers stand in the pit with the musicians and sweat it out in A&F hoodies, stuffing themselves with burgers and comparing inferiority complexes. Conducting will be Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO, natch. /Humungoid hat tip to a dear friend for the scoop.