Day 988: Santa Fe Opera 2

On the second night of Laetitia’s Santa Fe Opera tour, the production was Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, which premiered in Moscow in 1909.  Outside Russia, it is generally known as Le Coq d’Or.  It’s a satirical tale about an arrogant and incompetent czar whose amorous pursuit of a neighboring queen leads to the loss of his kingdom.  He has a number of characteristics in common with certain modern politicians.

Opera Golden Cock (Coq d’Or)
Is a tale of a fool bumbling Czar
Who with lustful ardor
Gives away the whole store.
Politics today hasn’t come far.

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