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Being dramatic and silly lip sync to sitra ahra by therion hehe :)

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Verdi - “La Donna e mobile” from Rigoletto


The Myaskovsky symphony was kind of a downer for me. Bringing up the mood with a catchy classic that’s been an ear-worm squirming in my head for the past couple days. This is from Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s film adaptation of Verdi’s opera, with Luciano Pavarotti

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Se in fiorito ameno prato from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, sung by Nathalie Stutzmann.

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hatdamn the staging for this scene was unbelievable how frick-fracking creepy is it holy balls

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Interviews with Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper) and Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage direction and stage design).

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ITS ALLIVEEE! *lightning strikes* 

Ok, so here are the first few pages of my Franken-Phantom monster mash bash! I haven’t decided on a title for it yet–I really wish I could keep “Frankenstein” in the title somewhere but I haven’t been able to come up with anything that isn’t a lame pun. Leaning towards “Opera Macabre” at the moment, but that sounds lame to me too. I dunno, thoughts, anyone? Right now I am just calling it FrankenPhantom: Monster Mash Trash. Not a very dignified title, though…

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, click here for the original post! Also, here are some questions on the subject! 

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Opera pieces that everyone recognizes but not everyone knows their names

Arias and duets:
Giuseppe Verdi - Brindisi: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La Traviata
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni
Léo Delibes - Flower duet from Lakmé
Giacomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Gioacchino Rossini - Largo al factotum and Una voce poco fa from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen and Pa–, pa–, pa– from Die Zauberflöte
Vincenzo Bellini - Casta diva from Norma
George Frideric Handel - Lascia ch'io pianga from Almira
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Voi Che Sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro
Giacomo Puccini - O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Georges Bizet - L'amour est un oiseau rebelle and Votre Toast from Carmen
Giacomo Puccini - Un bel di vedremo from Madame Butterfly
Giuseppe Verdi - La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
Jacques Offenbach - Barcarolle from Les contes d'Hoffmann
Giacomo Puccini - Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Charles Gounod - Je veux vivreRoméo et Juliette
Georges Bizet - Je crois entendre encore from Les Pêcheurs de perles

Pieces for choir:
Giuseppe Verdi - Va pensiero from Nabucco
Richard Wagner - Treulich geführt from Lohengrin
Charles Gounod - Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux from Faust
Aleksandr Borodin - Dance of the Polovtsians from Prince Igor
Giuseppe Verdi - Coro di zingari  from Il trovatore

Instrumental pieces: 
Pietro Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Giuseppe Verdi - Triumphal March from Aida
Gioacchino Rossini - Overture from William Tell
Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
Gioacchino Rossini - Overture from La Gazza Ladra
Georges Bizet - Overture from Carmen
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Gioacchino Rossini - Overture from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Jules Massenet - Intermezzo Meditation from Thaïs
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro