Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Now it's Carla and Sarkozy the opera
Today's Guardian reports - 'The whirlwind romance of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni is set to reach the operatic stage. The highlight of English National Opera's 2009/10 season is the newly commissioned A Dangerous Liaison with a libretto based on the French best-selling book Carla and Nicolas: Chronicle Of A Dangerous Liaison by Chris Laffaille and Paul-Eric Blanrue and music by Damon Albarn.
Singing the lead roles in the production scheduled to open in September 2009 are Michael Ball and Charlotte Church. The new opera is a joint production with the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and New York City Opera and will also be broadcast on BBC4 TV. ENO chief executive Loretta Tomasi said "This exciting new opera follows on from our critically acclaimed productions of Kismet and Aida and underlines our commitment to engage with new audiences".'
Read more about Carla Bruni's musical connections here
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