No Gaddafi? Send for Gilbert and Sullivan

gaddafi.jpg[Daily Telegraph, 18 January 2006]
There is a deliciously Gilbertian irony to one of the lesser embarrassments that has hit English National Opera in the last year.
Its intriguing commission of a new opera from the bhangra-fusion hard-ragga-jungle band Asian Dub Foundation on the subject of Colonel Gaddafi has faltered.