FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006 file photo, Luc Bondy, director of the Vienna Festival speaks during a news conference in Vienna. The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when it opened the 2009-10 season. In its place, the company will present a far more radical reinterpretation that relocates the action to Ratpack-era Las Vegas of 1960. (AP Photo/Hans Punz, file)

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006 file photo, Luc Bondy, director of the Vienna Festival speaks during a news conference in Vienna. The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when it opened the 2009-10 season. In its place, the company will present a far more radical reinterpretation that relocates the action to Ratpack-era Las Vegas of 1960. (AP Photo/Hans Punz, file)
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006 file photo, Luc Bondy, director of the Vienna Festival speaks during a news conference in Vienna. The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when it opened the 2009-10 season. In its place, the company will present a far more radical reinterpretation that relocates the action to Ratpack-era Las Vegas of 1960. (AP Photo/Hans Punz, file)
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