And here follow my final 13 entries in the 2010 #operaplot competition. A few more reprises from last year, but also some eleventh-hour inspiration.
The title’s a falsche Freund (burning mucous???); turns out a comely virgin will light the #operaplot fires on a bed of Wagner references.
I’d like to say that my misspelling of the German adjective (should be ‘falscher’) was deliberate in view of keeping to a character count, but in fact there was room for another letter and I just made a mistake.
You know it’s getting too meta when onstage chamber music takes over the overture & we launch into a conversation piece about Art #operaplot
Some uptight, upright Dutch founder Down Under and all comes asunder. The Lord of the Flies meets the East India Co. #operaplot
17. Bliss (2)
Be still my beating heart; the dead white-suited male wakes to a polonaise. Hell, it seems, is a bass clarinet; heaven is Honey. #operaplot
Indian boys flit th’rough phrygian brier, lovers wander til they tire; fairy tricks, mechanical ass; triple wedding & a bergamask #operaplot
19. La Cenerentola
“And what is the use of a Cinderella,” thought Alice, “without glass slippers or pumpkins?” #operaplot #rossinidowntherabbithole
Weekly winding ritual & manifold, mixed-up indiscretions behind the counter prove good for clock business in Toledo. Cuck-old! #operaplot
21. Oedipus Rex
Son abandoned after patricidal prediction, kills father anyway AND marries his mother. That kind of thing will turn you blind. #operaplot
22. La Gioconda
Hello muddah, hello faddah, I’m in love w/ Gioconda! But she hates me (so enticing), And goes in for all this noble sacrificing. #operaplot
One of my favourites from last year – nearly forgotten!
23. Lucia di Lammermoor
How do you solve a problem like Lucia? How can a marriage splice the feuding kilts? (Madness, death & the moonbeam’s out of hand) #operaplot
Been dying of boredom cos Morgana banned LOLs & now you’re saying I have to go find fruity princesses? W/E #operaplot sponsored by Sunkist
Brutalised Soldat leads a dissonant existence; stabs inconstant mistress; only saved from serial crime by accidental drowning. #operaplot