~^~ ~^~ (Above: Romanian Mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose sings Veronica Quaife and Canadian Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings Seth Brundle/Teh Fly.)
We reported it back in February 2007, and can't believe this production ever flew off the ground lol.
Tomorrow night, David Cronenberg's opera, The Fly, will have its Parisian premiere at Théâtre du Chatelet (with Plácido Domingo trying to keep a straight face on the podium to the tune of Howard Shore's composition).
Opera Chic blog carries the exclusive photos of the Akira/Toxic Avenger-inspired offspring between Seth Brundle and a housefly. Try to control the loool. THIS IS ART! It's like a fusion of Rick Baker's wet dream and opera coming together at molecular-genetic level.
If I was in the theater, I'd teleport my a$$ up outta my seat. I truly love the internet because without it you wouldn't get to see how insanely groce this production looks if you can't hop on your private jet to Paris. This opera is going to go places.
~^~ ~^~ (Above: Close up of Ruxandra Donose and Daniel Okulitch.)
~^~ ~^~ (Above: Ruxandra Donose and Daniel Okulitch making the BrundleBaby.)
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~^~ ~^~ ~^~(Above: omg u can't be serious.)
(Above: Placido Domingo, Howie Shore, Ruxandra Donose, and Daniel Okulitch)
A few more shots: