English National Opera Releases Un-Opera-Like Condom Ad

Not everyone's idea of a happy ending

The English National Opera is courting controversy with an ad campaign for its production of Mozart's Don Giovanni that pairs the image of an open condom wrapper with the familiar phrase, "Coming Soon." Some people are upset about the double entendre, but have any of them actually seen Don Giovanni? It's two hours of sex and murder. Anything less dirty than this would be dishonest. As a spokeswoman for ENO tells London's Evening Standard: "Given the subject of the piece, the marketing campaign for Rufus Norris's production reflects the opera itself. We wanted an eye-catching ad to promote the opera. We came up with this idea, which we think is brilliant, funny and captures the idea of Don G in a witty way." Via the L.A. Times.