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30th May '17 10:11:27 PM PillarGeneral8
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* The darker and heavier the voice, the meaner and nastier the villain.
** In the Baroque period, heroic roles were often written for castrati, whose unbroken voices were synonymous with virtue and heroism on the opera stage. The broken normal male voice was usually assigned to villains or servants.
** A lament of contraltos (the lowest and darkest of female voices) is that contralto roles are always either "[[JerkAss bitches]], [[CrosscastRole britches]], or witches".

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* ** The darker and heavier the voice, the meaner and nastier the villain.
** *** In the Baroque period, heroic roles were often written for castrati, whose unbroken voices were synonymous with virtue and heroism on the opera stage. The broken normal male voice was usually assigned to villains or servants.
** *** A lament of contraltos (the lowest and darkest of female voices) is that contralto roles are always either "[[JerkAss bitches]], [[CrosscastRole britches]], or witches".



*** Leonora, Manrico, and Azucena in Verdi's ''Theatre/{{Il Trovatore}}''.

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*** Leonora, Manrico, and Azucena Count di Luna in Verdi's ''Theatre/{{Il Trovatore}}''.



*** Lohengrin, Elsa, and Ortrud from Wagner's ''Lohengrin''.

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*** Lohengrin, Elsa, and Ortrud from in Wagner's ''Lohengrin''.''Lohengrin''.
*** Luisa, Rodolfo, and Miller in Verdi's ''Luisa Miller''.
*** Eugene Onegin, Tatyana, and Lensky in Tchaikovsky's ''Eugene Onegin''.
*** Marie, Tonio, and Sergeant Sulpice in Donizetti's ''La fille du régiment''.
*** Elvira, Arturo, and Riccardo in Bellini's ''I puritani''.
25th May '17 7:27:06 PM PillarGeneral8
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** A good majority of Giacomo Puccini's operas have a libretto written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, which would make them more of a Creator Trio. These operas are ''La Bohème'', ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', and ''Theatre/{{Madame Butterfly}}''.
12th May '17 1:38:32 PM Camberf
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* ''WesternAnimation/MakeMineMusic'' has a segment with an opera-singing whale named Willie who's so adept at singing that an opera director believes that he had swallowed a talented singer. He can even sing with three voices at once.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MakeMineMusic'' ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'' has a segment with an opera-singing whale named Willie who's so adept at singing that an opera director believes that he had swallowed a talented singer. He can even sing with three voices at once.
12th May '17 1:37:53 PM Camberf
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* ''WesternAnimation/MakeMineMusic'' has a segment with an opera-singing whale named Willie who's so adept at singing that an opera director believes that he had swallowed a talented singer. He can even sing with three voices at once.
7th May '17 10:51:32 AM PillarGeneral8
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* SceneryPorn: In opera, the design is either minimalist or it's the stuff that makes you drool rainbows.

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* SceneryPorn: In opera, the design is either minimalist or it's the stuff that makes you drool rainbows. Oriental operas especially fall into this category.
** ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'' is especially famous for having extremely grand sets, considering its setting in ancient China. See Franco Zeffirelli's production from the [[http://img.theepochtimes.com/n3/eet-content/uploads/2015/10/24/Turandot61.jpg Met Opera]].
** There's also ''Lakmé'' from the [[https://d30bjm1vsa9rrn.cloudfront.net/img/2014%20Season/Headers%201280/Lakme-1280x290.jpg Opera Australia]].
** The Met Opera's ''Aïda'' has a very grand set to resemble an [[http://www.thirteen.org/13pressroom/files/2013/04/B5A5675-2277901214-O.jpg Ancient Egyptian kingdom]]
7th May '17 10:31:33 AM PillarGeneral8
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* TheMusical: ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' into ''Film/{{Rent}}'', ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' into ''Film/MissSaigon'', ''La Traviata'' into ''Film/MoulinRouge'', and ''Aïda'' into ''Theatre/{{Aida}}''

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* TheMusical: Several operas have been adapted into musicals. Examples include:
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''Theatre/LaBoheme'' into ''Film/{{Rent}}'', ''Film/{{Rent}}''
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''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' into ''Film/MissSaigon'', ''Film/MissSaigon''
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''La Traviata'' into ''Film/MoulinRouge'', and ''Film/MoulinRouge''
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''Aïda'' into ''Theatre/{{Aida}}''''Theatre/{{Aida}}''
** ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' into ''Carmen Jones''
** ''La fille du régiment'' into ''La Vivandière''
** ''Norma'' into ''The Pretty Druidess''
** ''L'elisir d'amore'' into ''Dulcamara''
7th May '17 10:12:29 AM PillarGeneral8
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*** Nemorino, Adina, and Belcore in Donizetti's ''L'elisir d'amore''.
*** Lohengrin, Elsa, and Ortrud from Wagner's ''Lohengrin''.
27th Apr '17 11:33:23 AM PillarGeneral8
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*** Lakmé, Gérald, and Nilakantha in Delibes' ''Lakmé;''.

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*** Lakmé, Gérald, and Nilakantha in Delibes' ''Lakmé;''.''Lakmé''.
27th Apr '17 11:18:37 AM PillarGeneral8
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** The ever famous Bell Song (L'air des clochettes) from Act II of ''Lakmé'', also known as "Où va la jeune hindoue?". Not only is it incredibly challenging, but it's a favourite recital piece for coloratura sopranos. Check it out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPRwjLwRFhQ right here]].
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