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“Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas were pegged perfectly to compose and write this opera, having worked on Greek and The Silver Tassie and Jerry Springer: the Opera, respectively.”
“Big event of the season: world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera with libretto by Jerry Springer: The Opera writer Richard Thomas directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Antonio Pappano.”
“To walk into an opera house is to defy both the hyperelitist strictures of Samuel Beckett (who called it "a hideous corruption" of music because it imposed the specificity of language on an abstract and "immaterial" flow of notes) and the Bronx cheers of Bugs Bunny (nobody who's ever seen "What's Opera, Doc?" will ever get rid of the image of Bugs with Brunnhilde's braids).”
“One of these gentlemen was a well-known opera manager in London; another, a theatrical manager in Manchester; a third, a musical composer and conductor of the orchestra of Her Majesty's Opera in London; and the fourth, Chevalier Wyckoff, who had conducted a successful speculation some years previously by visiting America in charge of the celebrated danseuse, Fanny Ellsler”
“The company consisted of two or three men of political eminence; Lord Wetherwool, a great agriculturist; Viscount Flash, an amateur of the Fancy; Lord Skimcream, an ex-amateur director of a winter theatre; Lord Flute, an amateur director of the Opera, whose family motto, by a lucky coincidence, is '_Opera non Verba_.”
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“These were my opera pleasures; but another pleasure I had which, as it could be had only on a Saturday night, occasionally struggled with my love of the Opera; for at that time Tuesday and Saturday were the regular opera nights.”
“The opera honorees, besides Mr. Glass, are Martina Arroyo, a soprano; David DiChiera, a composer and the general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre; and Eve Queler, the music director of Opera”
“You can get to advanced settings by typing "opera: config" (without the quotation marks) into the Opera browser search box.”
“All you have to do is either change the setting via opera: config (search for on demand plugins) or just drag and drop a custom buttom anywahere on the menu just now, -0/+1thats like saying the jonas brothers are the best thing evar!!!! because they are popular, Opera users dont need to go around saying z0mg opera is da bestest because it has all da addonz!!!”
“The opera house lies in large landscaped gardens, and is located near to the Opera metro station, which takes it name from the building.”
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