||[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
We're not dead!
(I don't see Nozze as canonical with Barbiere. Seriously, what happened to Rosina's awesomeness or Almaviva's cuteness?)
"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!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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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