Oh dear, I see that student Nanny has got her knickers in a twist over Verdi's opera Aida.
A Bristol University student production of the opera was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. Seemingly there were protests amid fears that white students would be cast as leads, and expected to portray Ancient Egyptians and slaves.
All very noble and "aware" of the students maybe. However, how many ancient Egyptian opera singers are studying at Bristol?
Surely the absence of ancient Egyptian student opera singers means that the parts will have to be taken by non ancient Egyptians?
Unsurprisingly people think that this decision is laughable bollocks.
Rupert Christiansen, the Telegraph opera critic, said:
“Where will the mealy-mouthed nonsense peddled by ideologues in Bristol stop? If something doesn’t laugh it to extinction, Verdi’s entire oeuvre could fall under the axe.”Students can be remarkably intolerant and closed minded!
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