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English composer Peter Maxwell Davies to write opera about Parliament scandal

Leave it to Peter Maxwell Davies, great British composer, to find operatic inspiration in the financial scandal rocking Parliament -- all those MPs filing bogus expense claims, including the famous moat-cleaning one. Davies is putting his outrage about the mess into a comic opera, because "these people are a public disgrace and deserve to be publicly disgraced on stage. The bankers are also in for a rough ride in the work, too." Can't wait.

Now, what American composer will step up with a comic opera about Gov. Sanford?

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