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#192253 - 08/04/10 10:42 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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It’s not known whether Mozart or Scarlatti would have composed an opera based on Goethe’s Faust, but Gounod did (although he is best known for his Ave Maria). I like the opera Seigfried (Richard Wagner’s best work in my opinion), part of the Ring cycle and an exhilarating tale of dragons and damsels. Lovers of more modern works will give a nod to Bernstein’s comedic opera Candide (based on Voltaire’s magnum opus). And fans of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak might enjoy his little-known opera Rusalka; however, you’d probably only catch performances in Prague. I much prefer Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and chamber works, but I digress. How about a modern Faust movie starring Russell Crowe? Berlioz and Schumann undertook Faust adaptations – why not me?


Onniclue: Find hidden within this Onnicle the full name of a famous opera composer.

#192259 - 08/05/10 02:09 AM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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A famous opera composer?


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#192261 - 08/05/10 04:43 AM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: beck123]  
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Yes, one obviously not listed in the onnicle. Think of it as an invitation to the dance.

#192269 - 08/06/10 02:19 AM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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I'll try not to step on anybody's toes.


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#192276 - 08/06/10 04:09 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: beck123]  
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Was this too romantic a notion of mine?

#192280 - 08/06/10 11:35 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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Not at all - it's just a hard one for us troglodytes who prefer beaux arts to Mozart!


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#192284 - 08/07/10 01:24 AM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: beck123]  
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It set me off on a wikipedia journey of Candide, Faust and Liebnizian optimism. I met with many troubles along the way.
ETA: I would love to see an opera some day.

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#192294 - 08/07/10 03:56 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Avy]  
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Okay. My last two posts contained clues to the composer: "invitation to the dance" and "romantic".

#192295 - 08/07/10 04:02 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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Avy, I have seen a couple opera performances in person. It's not that great unless you really know what's going on. Kind of like going to see a Shakespeare play if English were not your native language...and they were singing everything. The only time I ever enjoyed an opera was on TV with subtitles in English. smile

#192310 - 08/08/10 01:40 PM Re: Onamography - Strictly for the creative ones [Re: Coffeebean]  
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Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
It’s not known whether Mozart or Scarlatti would have composed an opera based on Goethe’s Faust, but Gounod did (although he is best known for his Ave Maria). I like the opera Seigfried (Richard Wagner’s best work in my opinion), part of the Ring cycle and an exhilarating tale of dragons and damsels. Lovers of more modern works will give a nod to Bernstein’s comedic opera Candide (based on Voltaire’s magnum opus). And fans of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak might enjoy his little-known opera Rusalka; however, you’d probably only catch performances in Prague. I much prefer Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and chamber works, but I digress. How about a modern Faust movie starring Russell Crowe? Berlioz and Schumann undertook Faust adaptations – why not me?


Onniclue: Find hidden within this Onnicle the full name of a famous opera composer.


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