Friday, January 25, 2013

Estonia's Twitter Feud With Krugman to Become an Opera

A Twitter feud in June between the Estonian president and Paul Krugman, who questioned the impact of Estonia's austerity measures, is being turned into an opera, according to US composer Eugene Birman, reports AFP.

"Our short opera will be first performed by Iris Oja and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra conducted by Risto Joost during Tallinn Music Week on April 7," Birman, who moved from Riga to the US at age of six, told AFP.

The piece, in two movements, uses two voices, those of Krugman and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, reflecting their exchanges on the Twitter social network.

Just remember, it never ends with a fat man singing.

(ht Tom Woods)

1 comment:

  1. Clicking through to the article, we learn that Krugnuts criticized Estonia's recovery as "lukewarm". The mind boggles. How can The Onion compete with this?