Have you heard the most recent update on the Franco Zeffirelli outburst earlier this week at the Rome Opera? In describing the apocryphal production of Traviata at Hamburg or wherever it was supposed to be (the one with the bidet, remember?) the legendary Romeo and Juliet director also said he saw upon the stage “”transessuali e froci.”

“Froci,” as perhaps you know, means “fags.” This last slur was not reported in the Corriere della Sera.

An audio document of the fateful Q&A.