Friday, January 8, 2010

I Think The Preferred Term is "Big Boned"

Famed opera director Franco Zefferelli, who clearly has never spent much time around women, finds himself soprano-less for his new production of LA TRAVIATA as soprano Daniela Dessi quit after being called "fat" by the director.

The soprano is threatening legal action. The director is unfazed; "she can threaten what she likes, but I am entitled to choose my singers and exercise my artistic freedom," Zefferelli said.

Seems like he can have his cake, and eat it too. Just not too much of it.

You can read the full story here.

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