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05 Jul 2006

Mozart's `Magic Flute' in Tedious Drag Draws Loud Boos at Aix

AixFestival.gifShirley Apthorp [, 5 July 2006]

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Drag is in at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. The shock of Loge's evening gown in Wagner's ``Das Rheingold'' on Sunday evening was trumped by Mozart's ``Magic Flute'' on Monday. This time, the transvestites are under age.

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