Oh, for fff’s sake: ‘An opera made of orgasms’

September 12, 2017 by norman lebrecht


This is a promo by Stockholm’s Folkoperan (Volksoper) for its upcoming production of Turandot.

The company is trying to rebrand itself as the Stockholm F**koperan.

Seen first on Forumopera.


Comments (12)

  1. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Ha! Wish our production had had some of that instead of just Calixto Bieto’s self-pleasuring…

    1. Max Grimm says:

      When I read “an opera made of orgasms” in the headline, Bieito’s name was the first thing that came to mind.

  2. Bass1 says:

    As tasteless as the upskirt promotion recently taken down.

    1. Max Grimm says:

      You’ll be happy to know that their latest promotion does not contain any up-skirt shots, nor does it contain any nudity or post-coital vocalisations.

      1. Thomasina says:

        Thank you for sharing this video. At least I love it (also the shoe version). But this Turandot…is there someone who can share it with family or colleagues to invite to this opera?

        1. Max Grimm says:

          I’ve personally reached the point of, given the choice between a fully staged performance and a concert performance, preferring the concert performance in the majority of cases.

  3. Mike Schachter says:

    Turandot is an opera I would travel miles to avoid, in any production .

  4. Peter says:

    The promo is cheap, silly and tacky – but it made me (man /65) smile.

  5. DESR says:

    May the good Lord preserve us!

    Do they not like opera as it comes (ahem) in Stockers? They clearly love this sort of thing, but we knew that…

  6. Respect says:

    Oh, for God’s sake, it’s a play on the opening of “Amelie”. One should really get out more.

  7. Bruce says:

    No opera is orgasmic if the voices aren’t up to the music. The guy actually singing at the end sounds like a lieder singer at most (and the pianist better not play too loud).

    And if you’re going to play with moaning on pitch, why not have the moaning actually be on pitch? That way the tune might be recognizable. It was almost at the end before I realized what they were doing.

    Anyway, anyone who buys a ticket based on this ad is going to be sorely disappointed when they get to the show and find out what it’s like to sit through Turandot.

  8. David Nice says:

    It was a lively show, not especially outrageous (and little even simulated sex), a good shot at a scaled-down Turandot – and the packed audience was of all ages.

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