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This a bit irreverent consultant to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's nice operas, together with Aida, los angeles Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.
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27: Ho capito * The Princess’s vigil: she describes (very accurately) what it’s like to wait for a lover. She finishes strongly in a noble melody2 (which we will hear again) addressed to the star of the East (for some reason or other). The duet Adriana/Maurizio:15 she adjusts to his new status but not easily: another helping of the warm sentiment of their earlier duet: different tune: lower voltage. As Adriana prepares to release the mysterious woman the Princess’s star melody wells up in the orchestra27 and lingers on beautifully calm and quite inappropriate as the two rivals grope about in the dark.
He tells of a boring military exploit won by his bravery daring sagacity (load of bull: generally behaves quite out of character and confuses an already nearly incomprehensible plot). ): the Princess and Adriana start to row: you were the woman last night says the Princess: proof these violets. You were the woman last night says Adriana: proof these specs. Certainly these look very like the wife’s specs says the Prince. Meanwhile the poor sods are struggling on with the ballet. Paris presents the prize to the Princess.
The letter is addressed to Box 3 says the Abbé. It’s that Maurizio says the Prince. What to do? Invite all the cast to a party at 42 RR says the Abbé give ’em a surprise. Ha ha and very good says the Prince go ahead. Send on the letter to Box 3: exits. Actors rush off stage. All is chatter scandal and gossip: they say Duclos meets many lovers at 42 RR and also gives the key to the Princess who indulges in adulterous fancies there. 42 will be busy tonight for sure. Who will meet whom? Buzz buzz.
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