Bare-bones sets, costumes and staging are so generic here that we could be watching "Figaro" or "Cosi."
"The Two Foscari," the sixth of Verdi's more than two dozen operas, is a real rarity, not seen in the U.S. in a full-scale production in decades
At least one person at Thursday's "Sparkle" preem was also there in 1976 when the original pic unspooled.
As one of the characters in "The Addams Family" might put it, "Is there a mortician in the house?"
The glam quotient at Cannes moved up a notch last week with the fest's biggest attraction, Brad Pitt sans Angelina Jolie, unspooling the Weinstein Co.'s "Killing Them Softly" on May 22.
While half of Hollywood unspooled pics in Cannes, the other half stayed home to raise coin for their favorite cause.
Herbert Ross' lavish production of Puccini's "La Boheme" returns to the LA Opera, this time with Gregory A. Fortner at the helm.
Thesps, helmers and scribes size up the challenges