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    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
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    Tamino
    I fell in love at first sight
    with the child of the Queen of the Night.
    But to make her my wife
    I must first risk my life,
    and show Sarastro that I’ve seen the Light.

    So much for my promise to quit with these things . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    So much for my promise to quit with these things . . .
    Quit! Oh I hope not. These are a wonderful way to show our love for our favorite operas as well as disdain for our less favorite.
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    There once was a cad named Giovanni
    Who loved girls and then waved them good-byee
    He killed an old man
    Who returned with a plan
    And took Giovanni on one hell of a journey
    " … if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it."
    Roald Dahl

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    I do have much love for this opera and will try to show it now.


    Amina, the pride of the town,
    Looked forward to wedding gown.
    But Lisa so mean,
    With Envy was green,
    Hoping that Amina'd fall down.

    Poor Elvino stood by,
    While Rodolfo said hi.
    very disturbing;
    quite perturbing;
    So Elvino wouldn't say bye.

    These lovers had a spat,
    But Amina resolved that.
    Until found in the bed,
    of Rodolfo, instead.
    The count? What a dirty rat!

    So Elvino was through,
    With this woman untrue.
    But Lisa, an old flame,
    Got into the game,
    So to her he'd say, I do.

    But Rodolfo said no,
    This cannot be so.
    The maiden is pure,
    Her name must be clear,
    Her innocence I must show.

    Then to Elvino he said,
    This love is not dead.
    She has not sinned,
    So let me begin,
    Yet Elvino refused what he said.

    But Teresa had to reveal
    The rest of the deal
    ​The evidence about
    Lisa's tryst with the Count
    Now how did Elvino feel?

    Then came a surprise,
    With sleepwalking eyes.
    Walking in fits and starts,
    She poured out her heart,
    And soon Elvino got wise.

    She pleaded for him,
    He embraced her again.
    Their joy was complete,
    The celebration replete.
    All this to Lisa's chagrin!
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Said Kecal, “Boy, let me be your guide.
    I know just how to get you your bride.”
    But his scheme was undone
    by Mícha’s first son.
    Another downfall preceded by pride.

    And for a certain recording label and a few opera houses:

    We don’t care if the operaphiles sneer
    that Bocelli is painful to hear.
    So what he sounds funny;
    He brings in the money.
    Legal tender is all we hold dear.

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    The Bocelli one is sheer genius.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    Lol, didn't realize I had plagiarized my L'elisir limerick . . .
    Nothing wrong with a little plagiarism . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Poor Sophie faced love on the rocks
    when required to wed Baron Ochs.
    But Octavian came along
    and joined in her song,
    and together the old boor they outfoxed.
    Poor Eva faced love on the rocks,
    so she turned for advice to Hans Sachs.
    Then Walther came along,
    and won her with song,
    and Herr Beckmesser wound up outfoxed.

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    Okay, let me try


    There once was a man who loved music,





    dammit, what rhymes with music?

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    I got it

    Schubert wrote to music a poem




    dammit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Okay, let me try


    There once was a man who loved music,





    dammit, what rhymes with music?
    Just have to rearrange things: A man who loved music once was,

    Now you can rhyme was with fuzz, because, or does, so let's do one about John Cage:

    A man who loved music once was,
    So a song he wrote, just because.
    The song was nothing,
    So it, nobody could sing,
    And to this day nobody ever does.

    Ok, terrible attempt but at least it rhymes. So, you get the idea.
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Along similar lines:

    There was a composer named Cage
    whose strange music was once all the rage.
    People were left wanting more,
    when the pianist opened his score,
    but then sat there and stared at the page.

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    There once was a cagey fellow,
    Who thought of a piece quite mellow.
    The piece became famous,
    But really was aimless.
    I'd rather watch a bowl of jello.


    Ok, weak last line. But we aren't pros, so....
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    There was a composer named Glass,
    There was a composer named Glass,
    There was a composer named Glass,
    There was a composer named Glass,
    There was a composer named Glass . . .

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