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High-flying animals of note

February 04, 2008

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    February 04, 2008
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    Opera Carolina News

High-flying animals of note

Over the weekend, Opera Carolina put on "Aida," which sometimes includes an elephant on stage. Meanwhile the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was just a block away at Bobcats Arena. So did they consider ... "No, we did not borrow an elephant," says operatic marketing chief Jaimee Evans. "We do have a camel, a zebra, a white horse, a Watusi and a boa named Bruce." The circus and opera should've just had one big show. A Watusi is, yes, a dance from the '60s. And a kind of African cattle.

Jeff Elder
The Insider