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« Reply #800 on: March 12, 2019, 08:25:01 AM »
Google or not, it's your turn.  :D
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« Reply #801 on: March 12, 2019, 08:38:35 AM »
I was stabbed by a prostitute. My last, unfinished, composition was about a man stabbed by a prostitute.

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« Reply #802 on: March 12, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »
I was stabbed by a prostitute. My last, unfinished, composition was about a man stabbed by a prostitute.

Claude Vivier?
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« Reply #803 on: March 12, 2019, 08:47:22 AM »
Claude Vivier?
I knew I could rely on you for all things murderous male prostitute Andrei!  ;)


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« Reply #804 on: March 12, 2019, 09:40:06 AM »
I knew I could rely on you for all things murderous male prostitute Andrei!  ;)

Not only male. This composer died while having intercourse with a female prostitute but after hearing her testimony the jury found her innocent. Who was he and what happened?  ;D
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« Reply #805 on: March 12, 2019, 09:47:56 AM »
Not only male. This composer died while having intercourse with a female prostitute but after hearing her testimony the jury found her innocent. Who was he and what happened?  ;D
How can we forget that one! There are quite a few unusual deaths, but that is a doozy.  Koczwara Kocswara Koszwara. Something like that. I forget! :)
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« Reply #806 on: March 12, 2019, 09:49:18 AM »
How can we forget that one! There are quite a few unusual deaths, but that is a doozy.  Koczwara Kocswara Koszwara. Something like that. I forget! :)

Kotzwara.  :D

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« Reply #807 on: March 12, 2019, 10:01:54 AM »
Not only male. This composer died while having intercourse with a female prostitute but after hearing her testimony the jury found her innocent. Who was he and what happened?  ;D
Maybe Scarpia is right about quickies after all.

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« Reply #808 on: March 12, 2019, 10:11:31 AM »
There are numerous operas based on Shakespeare's plays. Name 5 operas based on Shakespeare's plays that used a different title. For example, Otello is essentially the same as Othello and doesn't count. Translations don't count unless they are different in spirit.  It's ok to reuse plays (with different opera titles) if desired.
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« Reply #809 on: March 12, 2019, 10:14:33 AM »
There are numerous operas based on Shakespeare's plays. Name 5 operas based on Shakespeare's plays that used a different title. For example, Otello is essentially the same as Othello and doesn't count. Translations don't count unless they are different in spirit.  It's ok to reuse plays (with different opera titles) if desired.

I don't understand this question.  ???
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« Reply #810 on: March 12, 2019, 10:23:29 AM »
I don't understand this question.  ???
You want 5 operas based on a Shakespeare Play that don't use the same title. So Hamlet (Thomas) and Otello (Verdi) don't count. But if Thomas had called his opera Death in Scotland or Verdi had called his Iago, they would count.
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« Reply #811 on: March 12, 2019, 10:25:24 AM »
You want 5 operas based on a Shakespeare Play that don't use the same title. So Hamlet (Thomas) and Otello (Verdi) don't count. But if Thomas had called his opera Death in Scotland or Verdi had called his Iago, they would count.

Ah, okay, now I got it.
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« Reply #812 on: March 12, 2019, 10:27:43 AM »
Ah, okay, now I got it.
I was going to say yes to your example, but you stole it right back! :)
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« Reply #813 on: March 12, 2019, 10:29:49 AM »
I was going to say yes to your example, but you stole it right back! :)

That's because I felrt it was superfluous.  :D

Here you are, five:


Béatrice et Bénédict
Die Ermordung Cäsars
Das Liebesverbot
At the Boar's Head
Die Geisterinsel
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« Reply #814 on: March 12, 2019, 10:33:57 AM »
That's because I felrt it was superfluous.  :D

Here you are, five:


Béatrice et Bénédict
Die Ermordung Cäsars
Das Liebesverbot
At the Boar's Head
Die Geisterinsel

Looks good! Anyone want to name some more?
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« Reply #815 on: March 12, 2019, 10:36:04 AM »
Anyone want to name some more?

Yes, please do!
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« Reply #816 on: March 12, 2019, 10:37:17 AM »
You left out several of the most famous ones
Bellini: I capuleti e i montecchi (Romeo & Juliet)
Verdi: Falstaff (The merry wives of Windsor)
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« Reply #817 on: March 12, 2019, 10:49:25 AM »
You left out several of the most famous ones
Bellini: I capuleti e i montecchi (Romeo & Juliet)
Verdi: Falstaff (The merry wives of Windsor)

The Bellini isn't based on Shakepeare but a different literary source. To nitpick 'At the Boars Head' is derived from more than one play. The musical part of Purcell's Fairy Queen has no connection with Shakespeare or even the action of the play embedded in it.

Add RVW  Sir John in Love - Merry Wives etc

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« Reply #818 on: March 12, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
Shylock (1979) by composer Hans Kox, who died two weeks ago. 
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« Reply #819 on: March 12, 2019, 11:35:49 AM »
The Bellini isn't based on Shakepeare but a different literary source. To nitpick 'At the Boars Head' is derived from more than one play. The musical part of Purcell's Fairy Queen has no connection with Shakespeare or even the action of the play embedded in it.

Add RVW  Sir John in Love - Merry Wives etc
The Bellini is an interesting one, since the source is the same that Shakespeare used for his play (from Luigi Da Porto).

Smetana wrote an unfinished opera called Viola that was based on Twelfth Night. Henze wrote an opera (Venus and Adonis) based on a poem of Shakespeare (that one I stumbled upon when checking a couple of the possible answers). Salieri also wrote a Falstaff.
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