20 Jan 2006

No Gaddafi? Send for Gilbert and Sullivan


gaddafi.jpg[Daily Telegraph, 18 January 2006]

There is a deliciously Gilbertian irony to one of the lesser embarrassments that has hit English National Opera in the last year.

Its intriguing commission of a new opera from the bhangra-fusion hard-ragga-jungle band Asian Dub Foundation on the subject of Colonel Gaddafi has faltered.