I wonder if the original old fashioned operas were like this, about events of their times, and thus engaging and compelling like this one is. Plus, ROFLMAO.

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  1. #1 Marcia Gilliam
    United States
    June 4, 2017

    Once a friend asked me what Opera was about. I said love and hate, lust and affection, violence, loyalty and betrayal, just like now.
    Fits, yes?
    Thanks for pointing this out, I loved it!

  2. #2 kermit
    June 4, 2017

    I always liked Rossini. His music ages well.

  3. #3 Wow
    June 5, 2017

    Pity kevin will never read this. Dang.

  4. #4 Ugo Bardi
    Florence
    June 5, 2017

    To appreciate this, you need to understand Italian!!!

  5. #5 Eric Lund
    June 5, 2017

    Ugo@4: Not really. Most of it is either Italianized English or words that are obviously cognate. They define the handful of exceptions.

    The singing gets rapid in places, but that’s opera for you. Gilbert and Sullivan were also notorious for that–even native English speakers have a hard time catching all of the words in the Major General’s Song, for instance.

  6. #6 Obstreperous Applesauce
    June 5, 2017

    Love it!

  7. #7 Douglas C Alder
    Canada
    June 6, 2017

    Magnifico