Why does this drunk driving death rise to the level of an operatic tragedy?
Triumph, Hubris, Foolishness, Tragedy, Death
- Nick was a rising star, killed just after a brilliant performance in his first big-league baseball game.
- He and his friends were killed (allegedly) by an everyman.
- Every man in America NEEDS a car. NEEDS to drive. Public transportation in this country is mostly crap. This Everyman's life, if he is convicted, will be crap.
- Public transportation in this country is mostly crap because of the hubris of corporations, such as General Motors, and the men who hide behind them.
- General Motors has collapsed, in no small part because of its epic hubris.
- The United States of America and its economy is collapsing, in no small part because of General Motors.
The one opera composer I know IRL isn't interested. I guess he thinks the idea isn't worthy of Verdi? Still, it is a tragedy of our times, involving The Big Show, warriors, presidents, greed, vanity, sloth, gluttony, outrageous fortune, random dumb luck and Everyman.
Coming soon to an opera house near you! (I hope.) I'll be happy to consult with anyone who would care to try.