28 October 2007

What subway to take to Abu Dhabi?

Soon there shall be an "an adjunct of the Metropolitan Opera Company" in the United Arab Emirates. General Manager of the Universe Peter Gelb is buttering up sheiks and their respective Mercedes Basses (and vice versa) for a branch of the Met in the Middle East. Implications, should this plan push through, are much too profound for Sieglinde to contemplate on a subdued Sunday afternoon. (First thing that comes to mind: Anna Netrebko, tits, and a fatwah.)