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Hello... [Jan. 16th, 2009|05:01 pm]
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 Hello, fellow opera fanatics! : ) I will be your generous provider of fanfics for Billy Budd, Pearl Fishers, The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville, and many more! Once I...write them... I started writing a Barber sequel, completely ignoring The Marriage of Figaro. That sequel may still eventually happen. Magic Flute: Papageno/Papagena fluff. I must write it sometime. I have a fic finished for Billy Budd, so I'll post that sometime soon. I've another Billy fic in the works as well. At the moment, I'm working obsessively on a Pearl Fishers fic, set immediately after the end of the opera, so yes, it focuses on Zurga-death. I also want to write some little vignettes or something about Nadir and Zurga as teenagers, just palling around, you know. Somehow, cliff-diving came to mind. XD
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[User Picture]From: reconditarmonia
2009-01-16 10:48 pm (UTC)
*gleeeeee*

We're not dead!

(I don't see Nozze as canonical with Barbiere. Seriously, what happened to Rosina's awesomeness or Almaviva's cuteness?)
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From: drummerhodgedjp
2009-01-16 10:52 pm (UTC)
"I am not dead yet! I can dance and I can sing - " *ahem* Brief Spamalot interlude there. Haha! I shall revive this community! Hehehe I feel important...
Dude, I know! I've never exactly seen or heard Nozze, to tell you the truth, but I've read summaries, and it doesn't fit! I mean, Almaviva seems like a major a-hole in Nozze. So I've chosen to ignore it. Haha! Take that, Mozart!
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[User Picture]From: reconditarmonia
2009-01-16 10:56 pm (UTC)
How'd you find it, by the way?

Nozze is really beautiful and funny and I love it to death (Susanna's "Deh vieni" is one of my party pieces), but it just doesn't work! (Saw Barbiere a couple of years ago with Juan Diego Florez as Almaviva and omg he is the most adorable squishy thing ever.)
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From: drummerhodgedjp
2009-01-16 11:15 pm (UTC)
You know, I can't remember... I think I just searched for 'opera' on the interest search.
Oh my bloody God, I love Barbiere! See, I saw it at Lyric and was supposed to have Juan Diego, but he swallowed a fishbone or something and hurt his throat, so we got John Osborn. I wasn't really paying attention to 'Viva anyway because Figaro was, um, I don't know, Nathan Gunn the greatest EVER!!! Heh, I'm not a fangirl at all.
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[User Picture]From: reconditarmonia
2009-01-16 11:21 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love Nathan Gunn. Never seen him live, but watched him as Papageno in the broadcast of Zauberflöte some time ago.
Hmm, who else do I fangirl...SHERRILL MILNES ZOMG. Never seen him live or even watched video, but my God his voice and acting.
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From: drummerhodgedjp
2009-01-16 11:30 pm (UTC)
Nathan is love. See my icon. I've seen him live twice, in Barbiere and in Pearl Fishers at Lyric of Chicago. I met him after Pearl Fishers. He's a complete sweetheart!
I also fangirl over...Rolando Villazón, Eric Cutler, Christian Van Horn...the latter two I also met and fell in love with at Pearl Fishers. Both of them are very, very nice. And tall. Very tall. The funny thing was, I felt really bad because I didn't recognize CVH until he left because he was Nourabad and onstage he had a giant white beard and wig. XD So I emailed him from his website and resolved that.
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[User Picture]From: vassilissa
2009-01-17 09:39 am (UTC)
Awesome, another Pearl-Fishers fan. (I'm in denial about Zurga's death, though. I think he escapes and all three end up living on the beach somewhere.)
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From: drummerhodgedjp
2009-01-18 04:30 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I wish I could be in denial, too, but it's a little difficult when you've seen the recent Lyric Opera of Chicago production where he's literally got a scythe swinging his way just as the lights go out. *sniff* But I'm reworking everything so he at least gets to die in Nadir's arms.
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[User Picture]From: chrisisthelawr
2009-11-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
If you like Billy Budd, you're absolutely my man! (Or girl?) All I've done was an one-shot with Claggart, but I want to write more...
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