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Theatre / Mozart L'Opera Rock

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The real Mozart and Salieri probably didn't look like this, but let's pretend, shall we?

Mozart L'Opera Rock is a French 2009 Rock Opera about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with lavish production values that combine the ornate world of the late 18th century with the rock music and curiously emo hairstyles of the modern era.

This work provides examples of:

  • Audience Participation: Salieri and some of the court ladies run through the theater during "Victime de ma victoire".
  • Disney Acid Sequence: The stage suddenly exploding into some kind of weird Egyptian S&M party during "Le bien qui fait mal".
  • Driven by Envy: Salieri, albeit more Amadeus than historical.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier if French: And how!
  • Final Love Duet: "Vivre à en crever" (Live until it kills us), which is interestingly enough a duet between the hero and villain.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress
  • "I Am" Song: "Le trublion" (troublemaker) for Mozart. "Bim bam boum" for Aloysia.
  • Intercourse with You: "Les solos sous les draps", with such lyrics as "You want him to improvise rhythmic fantasies that your bodies harmonize" and "I want major harmony, his hand to lead me to experience his ardor in a symphony of sighs". It's almost an experiment in how many innuendos you can make using music theory.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: "Victime de ma victoire" (Victim of my Victory), in which Salieri laments his actions and realizes that "Winning without virtue is triumphing without glory".
  • Obligatory Bondage Song: "Le bien qui fait mal". The entire song is so loaded with BDSM subtext, it's been referred to as "the kink song". Just the chorus alone:
    It's the good that causes pain
    When you love
    Completely normal
    Your hate
    It's so good to suffer
    Surrender to the spell
    Let tears flow.
  • Of Corsets Sexy
  • Race for Your Love: Mozart loses the race when Aloysia marries Joseph Lange.
  • Settle for Sibling: Having lost Aloysia, Mozart marries her sister, Constanze.
  • Villain Song: "L'Assassymphonie".