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The Return of IF OPERA PLOTS WERE HEADLINES!

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:22 am

In the interest of postwhoring, I thought I'd resurrect this game - not that it was fun or anything.

Guess the opera that would belong to this headline:

Philosopher Sells Out to Devil; Wife Goes to Heaven

PM your guesses to me. The deadline will be 12pm PST, November 22nd, when the answer will be announced.

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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:58 am

*ignaf pipes in with the first correct answer, with the headline being up all of a half an hour!

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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:03 pm

Applause for three more correct answers!

Shapley[b/], [b]Selma in San Diego, and Bones - who came to the surface just long enough to answer - join *ignaf in gettting the correct opera.

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:25 pm

OT,
just PM'd you my guess....
I think I have this one correct..... Hope So :flex:
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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:06 pm

Your hope was well founded!

Add TrumpetMaster to the list!

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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:46 pm

Dai Bread joins the crowd of correct answers!

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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:47 pm

Is anyone looking for any hints?
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Postby Shapley » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:04 am

That's actually one of the few operas I've actually seen. Not live, mind you, I saw it on television many moons ago.

It was okay, I guess. But I liked the book better.

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Postby OperaTenor » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:06 am

I haven't seen it or heard it.


Yet.
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Postby OperaTenor » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:56 am

Put your hands together for the Great Carouser, who has also answered coreectly!

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Postby Shapley » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:02 am

I don't recall anything particularly memorable about the opera, but it has been many moons since I saw it. There's no au Fond du Temple Saint, Je Croix, Habenera, Nessun Dorma, or even Elephants, Yeah that really sticks in my mind from it.

I seem to recall that it had a fair amount of spoken dialogue, I think I mentioned it in the 'operetta' thread.

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Postby Catmando » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:45 am

OperaTenor wrote:Is anyone looking for any hints?


I am. I have very little knowledge of opera. But want to learn!
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Postby dai bread » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:15 pm

Shapley wrote:I don't recall anything particularly memorable about the opera, but it has been many moons since I saw it. There's no au Fond du Temple Saint, Je Croix, Habenera, Nessun Dorma, or even Elephants, Yeah that really sticks in my mind from it.

I seem to recall that it had a fair amount of spoken dialogue, I think I mentioned it in the 'operetta' thread.

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There are several good tunes in this opera, Shap, and when O.T. posts the answer, I'll name some. Mind you, O.T. will probably do it for me. I'm sure he knows them.
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Postby Shapley » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:27 pm

Dai,

I'm sure there are. It was able to hold my interest all the way through the opera. Of course, I had read the book, so I was able to follow it, which helps. It runs about two and a half hours, I see by doing a search. The 'highlights' CD runs a little over an hour. I didn't click on any of the tracks to see if I remember any of them, but none of the titles ring a bell. (Not that that should be surprising, I can't recall the real title to Elephants, Yeah either.

I just don't recall anything that stuck in my mind long after seeing it. I do remember that the soprano playing the wife was pretty and had a beautiful voice!

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Postby Shapley » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:38 pm

Cat,

There's a couple of clues there in my posts that might help you find this one, if you'll do some digging. I try not to give too much away since it's OT's game. :)

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Postby shostakovich » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:26 pm

If I have the right opera, it should be performed near Feb 14. There's a Valentine in it.
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Postby Shapley » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 pm

Yes, that would be the one.
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Postby OperaTenor » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:42 pm

I don't know.

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Postby bignaf » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:51 am

the over-protective brother...
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Postby OperaTenor » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:18 pm

Navneeth's the latest one to chime in with a correct answer!

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