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    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
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    Ok, you got me going, so... not sure what your favorite voice is but I picked baritone. You can change it as you please. Here goes:

    There is a fine lady named Ann
    Who attends opera whenever she can
    The singing is exquisite
    When the baritone is it
    You can guess she's a very big fan
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ouch, that may be too many rhyming words! I guess if more syllables, then less text in the line, so

    There once was a woman called Ann
    Of live opera she was a great fan
    She travelled the world
    and great voices she heard
    It was truely epicurean!
    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ok, you got me going, so... not sure what your favorite voice is but I picked baritone. You can change it as you please. Here goes:

    There is a fine lady named Ann
    Who attends opera whenever she can
    The singing is exquisite
    When the baritone is it
    You can guess she's a very big fan
    They're brilliant! I should have asked for suggestions before I went to Limerick.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    How about . . .

    There once was a woman called Ann
    Of live opera she was a great fan
    She travelled the world
    and great voices she heard.
    She sees opera whenever she can!

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    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
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    With this one, why not add a specific singer? Like this:


    There is a fine lady named Ann
    Who attends opera whenever she can
    The singing is exquisite
    When Villazon is in it
    You can guess she's a very big fan
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    How about . . .

    There once was a woman called Ann
    Of live opera she was a great fan
    She travelled the world
    and great voices she heard.
    She sees opera whenever she can!
    I love it! Limericks are great fun.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    With this one, why not add a specific singer? Like this:


    There is a fine lady named Ann
    Who attends opera whenever she can
    The singing is exquisite
    When Villazon is in it
    You can guess she's a very big fan
    I like it! I can change the name to suit my mood and can be fickle in my affections!
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I love it! Limericks are great fun.
    And they are much easier to do than real poetry such as Amfortas started the thread with.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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