Take A Bow

1.) Margravial Theater Opera House- Bayreuth,Germany

2.) Palais Garnier- Paris,France

3.) Teatro Real De Madrid- Madrid,Spain

4.) Semperoper - Dresden,Germany

5.) Teatro De Liceu- Barcelona,Spain

6.) Teatro Nacional de São Carlos- Lisbon,Portugal

7.) Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma - Rome,Italy

8.) Royal Theater Of Covent Garden- London, England

9.) Bolshoi Theater- Moscow, Moscow

10.) La Scala- Milan,Italy

Star Wars: the opera
  • Luke Skywalker: tenor
  • Princess Leia Organa: mezzo-soprano
  • Darth Vader: basso profondo
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: baritone
  • Han Solo: baritone
  • Chewbacca: Wookiee
  • C-3PO: tenor (falsetto when panicked)
  • R2-D2: on-stage instrumentalist (piccolo? mini-carillon?)
  • Yoda: countertenor
  • Lando Calrissian: bass-baritone with fabulous cape
  • Jabba the Hutt: bass (puppet)
  • Mon Mothma: contralto
  • Emperor Palpatine: tenor? baritone (you’ve convinced me, all two of you)
  • Jawas, Ewoks: children’s choir

The cantina music is reworked into the melody of a drinking song, of course.

Chewbacca has an aria. The import of said aria is summarized in the playbill just like everything else (”Chewbacca reminisces about the Clone Wars…”). At no point does the playbill call attention to the fact that the aria is in Shyriiwook.

Portrait of soprano Leontyne Price in Mozart’s opera, “Don Giovanni.” Printed on front: “Fayer, Wien.” Stamped on back: “Photo, Fayer, Wien I, Opernring 6. Handwritten on back: "Salzburg, 1960. Don Giovanni.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
when you’re so busy thinking about not missing your entrance that you miss your entrance.