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Plot an opera in 140 characters
« on: April 13, 2011, 11:36:37 AM »
As I was clicking the start new topic button, I saw Bruce's post on the general opera news thread (quoted below) which very much says it all...

The 2011 #Operaplot contest is underway, and this year the judge is the bass-baritone Eric Owens. More details on The Omniscient Mussel (whose creator hosts the contest). They have quite a few nice prizes, e.g., tickets to operas around the world.

If you want to see some of the entries--many already pretty funny--just go to Twitter and search for #operaplot, and all the entries will miraculously appear. A few examples (I love the last one):

- "You need anything dusted? Swept? OK, we'll just...stare at the harbor all day again," Suzuki says, mentally updating her résumé.
- You stole my husband? So I stole him first, big deal. Rot in hell. I’m off to meet the executioner.
- Whatever, Tatyana. Too long, didn't read.


So far there've been some very imaginative, witty and hilarious entries; let this thread be a repository of whatever catches the forum's fancy!  8)