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Opera Buff: Actor Complains Over Size Of His Royal Opera House Part

by | 5th, March 2008

david.jpgJUAN Pablo di Pace is naked. He is appearing in an opera. The show’s producers want the Argentinean actor to appear naked in an advert. He agrees.

Seven years on, and the poster of di Pace is still being used to promote the Royal Opera House’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Di Pace is unhappy. As the Mail reports: “He claims a crucial part of his anatomy has been air-brushed unflatteringly, making it appear much smaller than it is in real life.”

We are offered no picture of Di Pace’s actual member as a gage. We have only his word for it.

Di Pace accuses the opera house “shrinking” his manhood so much in a 2005 version of the poster that it “made it look like he barely had one at all”.

Di Pace has told his lawyers of his distress. And claims he has not been paid for use of the image. The Royal Opera House has agreed to stop using the poster.

Given that this poster is intended to excite crowds and reach out to opera lovers and the opera-curious, why not select the penis to reflect the opera and the season?

A winter production of Madam Butterfly could see the controversial poster reused, while Tosca in high summer offers intriguing possibilities and possible audience participation…



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