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David Chesky's opera about an opera opens at the Fort Greene Playhouse / Brooklyn Paper

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Call it a meta-soprano! An offbeat and often risque operetta will belt out its satiric tunes at Fort Greene's Brooklyn Playhouse on March 15 and 16. Audiences at "La Farranucci," will discover a saucy show that mocks the stodgy world of divas and double arias, according to its director. The musical comedy, written by composer David Chesky, is an opera about an opera, and it turns a satirical eye on the practical concerns that underpin - and often undermine - the artistic endeavors of the medium's cash-strapped creators. Chesky's "La Farranucci" opens on a troubled production of a fictional opera with the same name, as members of a Texan theater company struggle to meet the demands of their new producer, a former stripper who married into wealth, and is now afflicting her high-brow beneficiaries with her low-brow sensibilities.

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