Wanted: 200 Australian asses

Opera Queensland is advertising for 200 women to appear naked in the finale of Don Giovanni.

Director Lindy Hume says she wants to end the opera differently in the #MeToo era.

If you’re interested, apply here. No singing required.

The director will be clothed.


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  • What better way to end the objectification of women than to have them undo all the good Donna Anna and Donna Elvira do during the opera and appear naked en masse on stage [repeatedly smashes face into palm]…

    • How about this for a new ending: Leporello, Zerlina and Masetto are awarded joint ownership of Don’s estate and Don Giovanni gets a job as a male soprano?

  • The pinnacle of Antipodean Mozart interpretation.
    I hope that Miss Hume will take part on stage so that we can all ogle her hashtag.
    This might be something for “Sue” to take part in…

    • yer recken Bill?
      Under s 9 of Queensland’s Summary Offences Act, a person must not wilfully expose his or her genitals in a public place without a reasonable excuse. … However, unlike Queensland, a person found guilty of wilfully exposing their genitals in public can face jail time in both States.

      • 1) Buttocks aren’t genitalia.
        2) I note that a defense against the charge is “. . . without a reasonable excuse. . . ” What better excuse is doing it for art?

        • 1) Buttocks aren’t genitalia.

          Bill mate – it’s a bit ‘ard te run around the stage in the nuddy without showin’ yer front botty.

  • Strip the director, too — that’s what I say. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the … other goose.

    Add in a few gooses on the *ss, and the picture should be complete.

    Oh and by the way, there’ll be some Mozart playing in the background.

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