Controversial Australian director Barrie Kosky has opened a blood-soaked, MA-rated opera in Berlin complete with naked pensioners and overt references to the Abu Ghraib prison atrocities in Iraq.


His violent interpretation of Gluck's 1779 opera includes a chorus of naked senior citizens, a gay couple and scenes in which soldiers in US uniforms pose for photos with corpses, whose heads are covered in plastic bags.


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