I have an identity problem. On the one hand I write about the international world of opera, or at least the parts that reach me. On the other I write about music in Sacramento.
Thanks for sharing this! Very amusing...Of course the last part is actually true! The Sarah Palin /Joe Biden opera exists and is going to recorded for a CD soon. They are fundraising for it and have a video clip here:http://kck.st/erVAW0
I don't think there's any danger of immortality from this, but it's funny.
The Twittersphere reveals that the post you've linked to is a magnificent April Fool's effort by the author, Olivia Giovetti. If you go to Twitter and search the hashtag #adamsandadamsopera (which you should be able to see without a Twitter login, I think) you'll be able to see the fun opera nerds have been having with the idea. :)
Oops.You know the least plausible part of this story is that John Adams would collaborate with anyone.
This was posted by the San Francisco Opera. I thought I could trust them.
One can trust no one on April 1, no one! You could pen a despairing aria about it. Another entry for the pros column, though: Giovetti speculated about Joyce DiDonato taking the role of Hilary, to which DiDonato responded that she'd rather sing Bill en travesti.
Now that would make an opera! I would insist that Palin was left out, though. A Monica opera? Sounds more like Glass.
John Luther Adams is an Alaskan composer, so that would have lent the proceedings an air of authenticity. Also a vast array of noise-making materials. Which is sort of what the GOP is these days.http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2009/09/video-john-luther-adams-inuksuit.html
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