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


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


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


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


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


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