Mulroney: The Opera Satirizes Canadian Politics During Mulroney Era

By: Alex G. - Published: Mar 21, 2011 • References: mulroneytheopera & vancouversun
Hitting high notes on Parliament Hill, Mulroney: The Opera is a political satire partly inspired by the 2005 British musical Jerry Springer: The Opera. This political satire sensationally portrays Brian Mulroney’s nine-year tenure as Prime Minister using Monty Python’s humour. The parody pokes fun at controversies connected to the former statesman, including allegations he accepted bribes from German financier Karlheinz Schreiber while in office to ensure Air Canada purchased Airbus jets.

Filmed by director Larry Weinstein in Toronto, Mulroney: The Opera promises that "Within the ‘Holy Grail’ of musical forms — the opera — these stories, scandals and real-life politicians are finally given the larger-than life platform they deserve." Stats for Political Opera Parodies Trending: Older & Chilly
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