This isn't the first time that MTV has dipped its toe in the opera pond. Remember when they held the Video Music Awards show at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999? Well, the advertisements for the show were pretty operatically entertaining. Check out the images after the jump.
|David Bowie as Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust|
|Madonna in the title role of Bellini's Norma|
|Eminem as Siegfried from Wagner's Ring|
|Chris Rock in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto|
|Ozzy Osbourne as Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci|
|Britney Spears as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata|
|Janet Jackson as Cleopatra in Händel's Giulio Cesare|