2009 premiere

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Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer.

March 9, 2009 → ‘Castle’ series premiere

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS MOR THING ANYWAY?

What is Mozart, l’opéra rock?

Mozart, l’opéra rock (literally Mozart, the rock opera, sometimes shortened to MOR or MLOR) is a French musical that premiered in 2009 about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from age 17 to his death. It uses both pop-rock songs and existing compositions by Mozart. To get an idea of the aesthetic imaging Mozart but in an emo band. (If that sounds boring u are WRONG my friend have you ever read anything about Mozart.)

Who are the characters?

The main characters are Mozart, his wife Constanze and her sister Aloysia, Mozart’s rival Salieri, Rosenbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerg who is mostly comic relief, Mozart’s sister Nannerl and their parents. There is also and clown and I still have no idea why, it’s a metaphor, probably. (from left to right: Mozart’s father, Constanze, Salieri, Aloysia, Mozart, Nannerl, and the clown)

Highlights include:

- Salieri having a weird bdsm-themed fever dream triggered by Mozart conducting without sheet music (also a metaphor, probably)
- A number about getting laid using musical instruments as lyrical metaphors
- the two rivals singing what is definitely not a gay final love duet. NOPE

Other reasons to watch?

- Amazing costumes and lighting:

(photos by Gautier Pallancher)

- The songs are catchy as hell:

A few of them have video clips which you can watch here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_TBCYrENW94cwu1dApdxdQ It’s probably a good idea to watch one to see if you’d like the show?

- It’s very funny in the moments where no one’s dying

- The cast is really cute

- The end always makes me want to cry

(it’s definitely not a love duet guys)

SO WHERE CAN I WATCH THIS THING. AND ALSO I DON’T SPEAK FRENCH?

The whole musical has been recorded and released on dvd bc French musical people don’t hate their fans. And guess what, it has been uploaded on youtube:

English sub, 480p, in parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDrZhOD7ESI
English/French/Italian sub, 240p, in one part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83Qn2IvP_-I
(optional) Polish sub, 720p, in four parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tbF1R-MF-Y

NOW HAVE FUN AND PUT ON SOME GLITTER AND GO DEDICATE YOUR NIGHTS TO THE ASSASYMPHONIE MOR MY FRIENDS