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Muammar Gaddafi



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May 9 - A new production about Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi boldly goes where no opera house has gone before.

"Gaddafi" by the English National Opera opens in September.

It will feature Asian beats and rap in place of arias and romance and the title role will be performed by a 39-year-old Irish-Indian nightclub MC called JC-001.

The opera tackles some of Libya's most controversial moments on the world stage, including U.S. attacks on the country in 1986, the Lockerbie disaster of 1988 and the shooting of police officer Yvonne Fletcher outside Libya's London embassy in 1984.

Sonia Legg reports.

SOUNDBITE: Steve Chandra Savale, composer, saying (English):
"It's absolutely unprecedented, it's totally unexpected. Some might say it's insane. But I like that. I don't see that as a negative thing."

SOUNDBITE: David Freeman, director, saying (English):
"In a way it's about the myth of Gaddafi, who was after all public enemy number one in the 1980s and is now our dear friend because he is the enemy of fundamentalists."

SOUNDBITE: Steve Chandra Savale, composer, saying (English):
"The sheer adulation of Gaddafi, the cult of personality; the fact that he's quite narcissistic, very concerned about his image. All of this says to me theatre, music."​
 

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Ill pass, Im waiting for "The oddesy of Udai and Kusai" in Broadway
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