Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lyric Opera "Mikado" preview by Patrick Neas

It’s hard to believe that “The Mikado” is a product of the pious Victorian age. Its wacky, absurdist humor was greatly admired by Groucho Marx, who loved the work so much that he played Ko-Ko, the lord high executioner, in a television production. Dark “Mikado” jokes about decapitation and boiling in oil and the politically incorrect gags wouldn’t be out of place on “Family Guy,” either.

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