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Opera singer performs topless February 28, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.

orlando.jpg  It seems to be all the rage these days. First it was Harry Potter getting his kit off, now everyone seems to be at it.

And demonstrating that even the highest echelons of art are not impervious to the trend, the Royal Opera House’s latest show Orlando featured a topless Venus played by Suzanne McNaughton.

Her flesh-baring performance was greeted with enthusiastic applause from an audience clearly impressed by this interpretation of the story of medieval knight Orlando, who is driven insane with love. American counter-tenor Bejun Mehta plays the title role in the Handel opera, with Charles Mackerras conducting.

• The Royal Opera House, 1, 3, 7, 9 and 13 March 2007.

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