Jerry Springer: The Opera
April 18, 2003 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Jerry Springer: The Opera? You know, whenever I happened to have this misfortune to watch Springer, I too thought "It's got tragedy. It's got violence. There are people screaming at each other and you can't understand what they're saying." but I didn't quite make the leap that "It's perfect for opera."

But now on an operatic journey that takes us the tv studio to hell, the British National Theatre is realizing this vision.

To quote from the libretto: "This is a Jerry Springer moment!" sing the chorus. "We don't want this moment to end, so cover us in chocolate and throw us to the lesbians."

Skeptical? Read the reviews!
posted by jearbear (1 comment total)
Oh yes, I read about this last year; would love to see it. Jerry Springer is in fact perfect for opera. It's got comments and responses from a chorus, long arias full of self revelation that are inadvertently poetic ("You don't know me! You don't know me!"), archetypal love conflicts, flamboyant set pieces where conflict is played out, and overall an underlying tragic sensibility.

And yes, the reviews were very good.
posted by jokeefe at 12:21 PM on April 18, 2003

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