8. stringed soloist? Yes.
Is it Opera? Set in exotic land,
tenors in third socks, and costumes bright
baritones bellowing and sopranos on hand
seeking revenge for the queen of the night?
An Opera? full of music and song,
songs of love, of sorrow, of woe?
An opera? Operetta? Operette?
Alas, the answer to nine is 'No'.