The latest transposition of a classical opera into a Broadway musical (La Boheme/ Rent and Madame Butterfly/Miss Saigon spring to mind) is Aida, the Elton John (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) collaboration currently on the boards at the Palace Theatre in New York City. This updated version of the Verdi original has more of a rock-and-roll sound than an operatic cadence. It also has a crisp, contemporary look with stylized scenic and costume design by the London-based Bob Crowley, and lighting ...
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