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Operas and orgasms -- did ENO go too far with 'Don Giovanni' ad?
Operas and orgasms -- did ENO go too far with 'Don Giovanni' ad?

In 2010, the English National Opera in London generated some debate over its modern staging of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" that featured a couple of scenes of sexual assault, including one of a gang rape of a woman. This season, the company is once again causing trouble with "Don Giovanni," this time with a sexually suggestive advertisement that is featured on its website and that has been reproduced in billboard form in Britain. The ad shows an open condom wrapper next to the words "Don Giovanni. Coming Soon." Did you catch the double entendre? The ad campaign has had classical-music fans around the world talking and blogging. The production of...

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