History Creator / AnnaRussell

24th Mar '18 10:28:30 PM RaineyH
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* DamnedByFaintPraise: Describes Pneumonia Vanderfeller as "very ''sweet''." The tone in which this compliment is given suggests that it's [[IncorruptiblePurePureness not exactly meant as a compliment]].



* DiseasedName: "How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera" has Pneumonia Vanderfeller, a typical "British piercing-type soprano." And then, of course, there's the heroine of "Anaemia's Death Scene."
* HookedUpAfterwards: "How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera" spoofs (along with every other G&S trope) the tendency of "the liitle man who sings the patter song" to end up with "the big fat contralto". Dandelion (the aforementioned "big fat contralto") even sings about it in the final number, although it appears it will come as a surprise to Claude Billy Bunion ("the little man who sings the patter song").

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* DiseasedName: "How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera" has Pneumonia Vanderfeller, a typical "British piercing-type soprano." soprano," and Claude Billy Bunion the Rich Tycoon. And then, of course, there's the heroine of "Anaemia's Death Scene."
* FateWorseThanDeath: In the classic sense.
-->''[[Theatre/TheMagicFlute (Pamina)]] thinks she's about to suffer a FateWorseThanDeath (at Monostatos' hands). [[BrutalHonesty Which she is.]] So she faints.''
* HookedUpAfterwards: "How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera" spoofs (along with every other G&S trope) the tendency of "the liitle little man who sings the patter song" to end up with "the big fat contralto". Dandelion (the aforementioned "big fat contralto") even sings about it in the final number, although it appears it will come as a surprise to Claude Billy Bunion ("the little man who sings the patter song").



--> And he's very young, and he's very handsome, and he's very strong, and he's very brave -- and he's very stupid... he's a regular ComicStrip/LilAbner type.

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--> And he's very young, and he's very handsome, and he's very strong, and he's very brave -- and brave--and he's very stupid...'''stupid'''... he's a regular ComicStrip/LilAbner type.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Russell was absolutely vicious towards this kind of storyline, e.g. between [[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Siegfried and Brunhilde]], or [[Theatre/TheMagicFlute Tamino and Pamina]].



** After mentioning that Mozart's librettist for ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' (and the first to play Papageno) was named Emanuel Schikaneder[[note]]rhymes with "rutabaga," more or less[[/note]], she insists "I mean it!"



-->''We're in the social register''\\
''(piano riff)''\\
''All lower-class types we shun''\\
''(piano riff)''\\
''But to keep our niche we must stay very rich''\\
'''Cause we'll be thrown out when we've none''\\
''And it's very very funny''\\
''When you've lots and lots of money''\\
''To be horrible to those with none''



* PorkyPigPronunciation: The Women's Club President quotes a line from "''Caelius Jusar''--I'm sorry, ''Sulius Jaesar!'' ...'''''Macbeth'''''!" (It's the famous "food of love" quote from ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.)
* PrecisionFStrike: As detailed under SophisticatedAsHell, but there's another (relatively mild) one in her summary of ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'':
-->''"Is that what she told you?" says the priest. "Women, huh! Well I can tell you something, you've got it all arse-backwards."''



** In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", Siegfried's tendency to run into women he unbeknownst to him are his aunts.

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** In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", Siegfried's tendency to run into women he who unbeknownst to him are his aunts.


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* TakeThat: A few, yes. "Introduction to the Concert," for example, makes it clear that "Our organization stands for the better things in art, not expecting either [[TrueArt reward or enjoyment]]."
* ThatCameOutWrong: Possibly a FreudianSlip...
-->''Of course, [introducing the concert and featured artist] is really the job of the Chair of Entertainment, but she's awfully sorry she was unable to be here this evening. She's been in bed all week with the doctor.''\\
''(waits for laughter to die down)''\\
''I think you're very unkind, she's having a horrible time!''
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Her attitude towards all the Masonic symbolism in ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute''.


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* VictoryIsBoring: Claude Billy Bunion seems to feel this way.
-->''I got mixed up in politics and found it quite delectable''\\
''I did a lot of chiseling in manners undetectable''\\
''But now I'm so conspicuous I'm forced to be respectable''\\
''It's really very dull to be a rich tycoon!''
17th Mar '18 10:22:25 PM WillBGood
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* StandardSnippet: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Alberich puts a curse on the Ring, she plays the standard snippet that usually accompanies a DastardlyWhiplash up to no good,[[note]]"Mysterioso Pizzicato"[[note]] then apologizes -- "That's the wrong curse, isn't it?"

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* StandardSnippet: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Alberich puts a curse on the Ring, she plays the standard snippet that usually accompanies a DastardlyWhiplash up to no good,[[note]]"Mysterioso Pizzicato"[[note]] Pizzicato"[[/note]] then apologizes -- "That's the wrong curse, isn't it?"
17th Mar '18 10:22:13 PM WillBGood
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* StandardSnippet: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Alberich puts a curse on the Ring, she plays the standard snippet that usually accompanies a DastardlyWhiplash up to no good, then apologizes -- "That's the wrong curse, isn't it?"

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* StandardSnippet: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Alberich puts a curse on the Ring, she plays the standard snippet that usually accompanies a DastardlyWhiplash up to no good, good,[[note]]"Mysterioso Pizzicato"[[note]] then apologizes -- "That's the wrong curse, isn't it?"
26th Feb '18 12:20:46 PM DaBradGuy
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* SophisticatedAsHell: One of many examples: Anna states that, when one enters the world of opera, one will discover, "that the competition will be fierce. The currying favor with the impresario and the visiting conductors, and the Machiavellian plottings and plannings that go on are absolutely legendary. So to be reasonably certain of success in this field, you would need be a glorious-voiced, independently wealthy, sexy, politically motivated, backstabbing ''bitch''."

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* SophisticatedAsHell: One of many examples: Anna states that, when one enters the world of opera, one will discover, "that the competition will be fierce. The currying favor with the impresario and the visiting conductors, and the Machiavellian plottings and plannings that go on are absolutely legendary. So to be reasonably certain of success in this field, you would need be a glorious-voiced, independently wealthy, sexy, politically motivated, backstabbing ''bitch''.''[[PrecisionFStrike bitch]]''."
26th Feb '18 12:18:44 PM DaBradGuy
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* SophisticatedAsHell: One of many examples: Anna states that, when one enters the world of opera, one will discover, "that the competition will be fierce. The currying favor with the impresario and the visiting conductors, and the Machiavellian plottings and plannings that go on are absolutely legendary. So to be reasonably certain of success in this field, you would need be a glorious-voiced, independently wealthy, sexy, politically motivated, backstabbing ''bitch''."
21st Feb '18 10:01:26 AM nombretomado
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* PoirotSpeak: "Schreechenrauf," introduced as a pastiche of [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] arias for dramatic soprano, is actually a parody of the ''Ring'' cycle, with mangled Anglo-German phrases like "wir fallen in lieber" set to Creator/RichardWagner's music. The aria reaches a climax when it puts down one of the characters from ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' (Gutrune, daughter of Gibich) as "Gutrune, die ''Götterdämmerung'' Gibich!"

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* PoirotSpeak: "Schreechenrauf," introduced as a pastiche of [[Creator/RichardWagner [[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] arias for dramatic soprano, is actually a parody of the ''Ring'' cycle, with mangled Anglo-German phrases like "wir fallen in lieber" set to Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's music. The aria reaches a climax when it puts down one of the characters from ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' (Gutrune, daughter of Gibich) as "Gutrune, die ''Götterdämmerung'' Gibich!"
21st Nov '17 8:27:23 AM dlchen145
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Anna Russell (19112006) was a gifted English singer-comedienne-pianist-satirist-composer-parodist who made fun of {{Opera}}, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, ClassicalMusic, {{Advertising}}, {{Jazz}}, and pretty much anything else she could get her hands on. Audiences loved it.

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Anna Russell (19112006) (born Anna Claudia Russell-Brown, 27 December 1911 18 October 2006) was a gifted English singer-comedienne-pianist-satirist-composer-parodist who made fun of {{Opera}}, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, ClassicalMusic, {{Advertising}}, {{Jazz}}, and pretty much anything else she could get her hands on. Audiences loved it.
24th Sep '17 2:26:40 AM PaulA
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* RunningGag:
** In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", Siegfried's tendency to run into women he unbeknownst to him are his aunts.
** Also, whenever a character or plot element reappears after Wagner has gone an entire opera without mentioning them, Russell pausing to check with the audience that they still remember that character or plot element.
24th Sep '17 2:19:13 AM PaulA
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* ParentheticalSwearing: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Siegfried meets the Gibichungs, Russell notes that Gutrune is a Gibich and that her half-brother Hagen is a son of a Gibich, with the emphasis very much on the second syllable.


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* StandardSnippet: In "The Ring of the Nibelungs: An Analysis", when Alberich puts a curse on the Ring, she plays the standard snippet that usually accompanies a DastardlyWhiplash up to no good, then apologizes -- "That's the wrong curse, isn't it?"
15th Jun '17 9:54:55 AM KneadToKnow
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--> "That's the beauty of grand opera: You can do ''anything''. ({{Beat}}) So long as you ''sing it''."
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