Don Juan 2 is a Hot Mess
In a press conference on the steps of the Paris Opera earlier today, Lord Ambrose D'Arcy confirmed that soprano Christine Daaé and baritone Gerik will star in his new opera, "Don Juan 2: Electric Boogaloo." He informed the press that the production is scheduled to premiere in the middle of the coming opera season, adding, "any more delays and I'll dismiss the entire staff!"
The show, originally scheduled to open the season this September, has been plagued by minor setbacks for the past several months. Many attribute it to the legendary Phantom of the Opera, who allegedly wrote "Don Juan Triumphant," the opera Lord D'Arcy based his sequel upon and does not want his work "compromised" by a sequel. But the composer dismissed such rumblings as backstage gossip.
"Listen to me: there is nothing in Heaven, on Earth, or in the depths of Hell that will prevent my opera from going forward," Lord D'Arcy said as we listened to Ms. Daaé's soaring soprano voice while she and other cast members rehearsed a scene onstage. "Look at that: my music, my actors, my sets. How could any sane person deny the world such perfection?" His collaborator, director Jay Cobbler, noted as they watched Ms Daaé practice her pole dancing technique opposite her stage rival, Rose (played by newcomer Rose Velvetlips), "She's quite talented. I mean, look at that lovely hair."
"She's a delicious little thing," Lord D'Arcy added.
My sense of DJ2 is that it's undoubtedly the most incredible, innovative, and spectacular score the world will ever hear and once it premieres, the demand for it to be added to the repertoire of every opera company around the globe will be immediate.
The show is set a year after the events of the original. Don Juan has escaped from Hell with the unwitting assistance of Doctor Who and finds himself on the run from an army of men dishonoured by his lascivious shenanigans. Donning a mask and amassing a great fortune as "the F@#king Bandit," Don Juan establishes himself as the Grand Master of a hedonistic pleasure resort called The Electric Boogaloo.
Aminta, now an exotic dancer and unaware that her lost love is the puppet master behind the scenes, is invited to perform at the resort. But hot on her heels is her former fiancé, Batricio (played by Anatole Garron) and the mysterious El Fantasma (played by the late Abe Vigoda), who are convinced that she will lead them to their elusive quarry.
We shall see who has the last laugh, D'Arcy…
Your Angel of Darkness,