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23rd Jun '16 10:39:04 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler the Musical II: A Thousand Souls and a Fallen Shinigami'', the antagonists' big plan is set to be enacted at an operatic performance, and all of the characters are invited and dress up for it. The program includes Olympia's aria from Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and Ciel comments that at least Viscount Druitt has good taste in music.
12th Jun '16 8:38:54 PM Doug86
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** The film "The Poke of Zorro" that the Simpsons [[ShowWithinAShow go to see]] is a [[AnachronismStew Historical Mash-up]] wherein Franchise/{{Zorro}} saves the life of the KingArthur at the opera house (after fighting Literature/TheThreeMusketeers, Film/TheManInTheIronMask, ninjas, and Literature/TheScarletPimpernel) and is proclaimed the new king of England.

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** The film "The Poke of Zorro" that the Simpsons [[ShowWithinAShow go to see]] is a [[AnachronismStew Historical Mash-up]] wherein Franchise/{{Zorro}} saves the life of the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur at the opera house (after fighting Literature/TheThreeMusketeers, Film/TheManInTheIronMask, ninjas, and Literature/TheScarletPimpernel) and is proclaimed the new king of England.
1st Jun '16 3:45:33 PM margdean56
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' begins at the Burgundy Hotel, a Parisian theater, the public was going to see ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]'', but before it begins, all they really want is to play with cards, drink wine, eat food, brawl with each other, tease girls, make funny pranks, and work (some pickpocketing).

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' begins at the Burgundy Hotel, a Parisian theater, the theater. The public was going to see ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]'', but before it begins, all they really want is to play with cards, drink wine, eat food, brawl with each other, tease girls, make play funny pranks, and work (some pickpocketing).
9th May '16 4:52:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ChevyChase suspense-comedy ''Film/FoulPlay'' ends with [[spoiler: a plot to assassinate the Pope at a performance of ''TheMikado''.]]

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* The ChevyChase suspense-comedy ''Film/FoulPlay'' ends with [[spoiler: a plot to assassinate the Pope at a performance of ''TheMikado''.''Theatre/TheMikado''.]]
3rd Apr '16 10:51:18 AM eroock
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->"You don't know how refreshing this is. To meet someone who doesn't just come to the theater, but who gives over to it. That crowd in there, they only come because it's fashionable."

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->"You ->''"You don't know how refreshing this is. To meet someone who doesn't just come to the theater, but who gives over to it. That crowd in there, they only come because it's fashionable.""''
12th Mar '16 1:52:27 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Rico assassinates a target at an opera. What's playing is Tosca, but she doesn't pay attention to it at all while Claes and Triela are back at the dormitory musing at what they think Rico and Henrietta's reactions would be if they were to see the whole opera and Claes even recites Tosca's Cry to God aria.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Rico assassinates a target at an opera. What's playing is Tosca, ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}, but she doesn't pay attention to it at all while Claes and Triela are back at the dormitory musing at what they think Rico and Henrietta's reactions would be if they were to see the whole opera and Claes even recites Tosca's Cry to God aria.



** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has a memorable sequence during a performance of ''{{Tosca}}''.

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** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' has a memorable sequence during a performance of ''{{Tosca}}''.''Theatre/{{Tosca}}''.



* The ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' level "Curtains Down" takes place in an opera house where one of your targets was in a rehearsal of ''{{Tosca}}''. The other target was watching the other guy do the rehearsal of ''Tosca''.

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* The ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' level "Curtains Down" takes place in an opera house where one of your targets was in a rehearsal of ''{{Tosca}}''.''Theatre/{{Tosca}}''. The other target was watching the other guy do the rehearsal of ''Tosca''.
22nd Feb '16 11:15:11 AM Prfnoff
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Basically where characters are attending an {{Opera}}, concert, or other {{Theater}} performance and take in some culture. Yet this is mainly about what the characters do there. What is actually being performed, and what happens on stage, is usually irrelevant (even if we see the opera or concert). If it's important to the story in any significant form (such as the main character finally getting the big part he/she dreamed about), it's not this trope.

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Basically where characters are attending an {{Opera}}, concert, or other {{Theater}} performance and take in some culture. Yet this is mainly about what the characters do there. What is actually being performed, and what happens on stage, stage is usually irrelevant (even if irrelevant, even though we do usually get to see a little of the opera or concert). concert. If what is being performed matters at all, it's to give the attending characters something to emotionally relate to. If the story features characters involved with the actual production in an important to the story in any significant form way (such as the main character finally getting the big part he/she dreamed about), it's not this trope.
22nd Feb '16 2:05:08 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' eschews sending the Wayne family to the usual movie (Tyrone Power in ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'') and instead has Thomas and Martha Wayne mugged and killed leaving the opera early. (The opera in question is ''Mefistofele'' by Arrigo Boito, which shows thought from the writers: a lazy writer would probably have gone with ''Die Fledermaus'' for the name, but ''Mefistofele'' is much more thematically appropriate.)

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' eschews sending the Wayne family to the usual movie (Tyrone Power in ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'') and instead has Thomas and Martha Wayne mugged and killed leaving the opera early. (The opera in question is ''Mefistofele'' by Arrigo Boito, which shows thought from the writers: a lazy writer would probably have gone with ''Die Fledermaus'' ''Theatre/DieFledermaus'' for the name, but ''Mefistofele'' is much more thematically appropriate.)
6th Feb '16 9:10:30 PM nombretomado
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* Given how often opera is mentioned on ''{{Frasier}}'', the characters attend it on screen surprisingly little. Though they often mention trips to the opera, and/or meet in Frasier's apartment before a performance. (It's likely the budget of a sitcom just didn't cover lots of extras in fancy dress on many occasions).

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* Given how often opera is mentioned on ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', the characters attend it on screen surprisingly little. Though they often mention trips to the opera, and/or meet in Frasier's apartment before a performance. (It's likely the budget of a sitcom just didn't cover lots of extras in fancy dress on many occasions).



* The ''HumanTarget'' episode "Imbroglio."
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had an episode where [[SternTeacher Mr. Feeny]] takes [[TheDitz Eric]] to the opera in an attempt to instill an appreciation for culture in him. Eric is bored out of his mind, but just as he's about to give up and leave, "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" begins to play, which he recognizes as [[WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc "Kill Da Wabbit."]] From that point on, he's utterly enthralled, to Feeny's exasperation.

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* The ''HumanTarget'' ''Series/HumanTarget'' episode "Imbroglio."
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had an episode where [[SternTeacher Mr. Feeny]] takes [[TheDitz Eric]] to the opera in an attempt to instill an appreciation for culture in him. Eric is bored out of his mind, but just as he's about to give up and leave, "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" begins to play, which he recognizes as [[WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc "Kill Da Wabbit."]] From that point on, he's utterly enthralled, to Feeny's exasperation.



* The pilot for ''MurderSheWrote'' has Jessica watching the rehearsal of a murder mystery play, and giving away who the killer is before the first act was up. Some later episodes have her attending plays(occasionally based on her own works) and ballet productions, and inevitably helping solve murders that take place at these events. In one episode, she tells a detective, "There are three things in life that you can never have enough of, Lieutenant; friends, chocolate and theater."
* On ''AreYouBeingServed'' one of their few outings involves this. They attend a ballet in "The Erotic Dreams of Mrs Slocombe." Appropriately enough ...

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* The pilot for ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' has Jessica watching the rehearsal of a murder mystery play, and giving away who the killer is before the first act was up. Some later episodes have her attending plays(occasionally based on her own works) and ballet productions, and inevitably helping solve murders that take place at these events. In one episode, she tells a detective, "There are three things in life that you can never have enough of, Lieutenant; friends, chocolate and theater."
* On ''AreYouBeingServed'' ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' one of their few outings involves this. They attend a ballet in "The Erotic Dreams of Mrs Slocombe." Appropriately enough ...
24th Jan '16 3:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MyWifeAndKids'', leaving the opera early means the father catches the son trying to get it on with his girlfriend.
* In at least one ''SexAndTheCity'' episode.
* In an early ''{{Cheers}}'' episode, Diane takes some of the other characters along. They all, Diane included, end up sound asleep.
* Happened on an episode of ''WillAndGrace'', when Grace confronts Karen by tracking her down in her box at the opera.

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* In ''MyWifeAndKids'', ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'', leaving the opera early means the father catches the son trying to get it on with his girlfriend.
* In at least one ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' episode.
* In an early ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode, Diane takes some of the other characters along. They all, Diane included, end up sound asleep.
* Happened on an episode of ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', when Grace confronts Karen by tracking her down in her box at the opera.



* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s "Waiting in the Wings", the characters went to the ballet and incidentally showed the world that SummerGlau could act.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' had an episode at the opera. [[SeinfeldianConversation It focused on how The Maestro kept his pants creased.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s "Waiting in the Wings", the characters went to the ballet and incidentally showed the world that SummerGlau Creator/SummerGlau could act.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had an episode at the opera. [[SeinfeldianConversation It focused on how The Maestro kept his pants creased.]]
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