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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Think he may have spent longer than 4'33" in the Kremlin Presidential Suite
    LOL It's like he thinks nuclear war with Russia is a bad thing or something. Seriously guys, we cannot let this guy get the nuclear codes~! :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzc4627 View Post
    I'd hope to god that any composer I admired wouldn't step foot near something like an opera about a modern president, unless maybe it was in the style of a history, like Caesar. Actually, scratch that. Just not at all.
    But Nixon in China doesn't go back all that far and might almost be thought to set some kind of precedent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    I just thought of a good title! Let's call the opera "Don Trump" in the grand tradition of operas like Don Giovanni and Don Carlo!
    And more likely, in honor of the famously incompetent Barney Fife of Don Knotts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Yes, and there should also be a duet for Trump and Putin, in a Russian style (maybe the style of Shostakovitch).
    I'm sure this can be down-sized for a Trump-Putin duet.

    I was forced to sing this at summer camp, alternately called, "how to get rid of the kid for 8 blissful weeks":

    https://youtu.be/VvGFrvL5KJ4

    "Camp Tawanga" can be changed to "Vlad and Donald".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    I just thought of a good title! Let's call the opera "Don Trump" in the grand tradition of operas like Don Giovanni and Don Carlo!
    He can use his own wig. Please tell me it's a wig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Yes, and there should also be a duet for Trump and Putin, in a Russian style (maybe the style of Shostakovitch).
    Just a duet in Russian style?

    The whole thing's been orchestrated by a Russian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    Just a duet in Russian style?

    The whole thing's been orchestrated by a Russian.
    And maybe not opera. I also see possibilities with Busby Berkeley, Olsen & Johnson, Mel Brooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahinton View Post
    But Nixon in China doesn't go back all that far and might almost be thought to set some kind of precedent...
    Never been an Adams fan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    I just thought of a good title! Let's call the opera "Don Trump" in the grand tradition of operas like Don Giovanni and Don Carlo!
    A fine title. Demonstrates thinking outside the Bachs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    And maybe not opera. I also see possibilities with Busby Berkeley, Olsen & Johnson, Mel Brooks.
    Do I have to start writhing another script ...again?
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    Opening line from the new revised Script..........................

    NIXON: No way can you pull off a more scandal-ridden presidency than I did.

    TRUMP: Hold my beer.

    NIXON: Wait... this isn't beer!
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
    and I need the knits, the double knits!

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    Where are the new Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein when we need them.
    Part of my final act; "the abdication".
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzc4627 View Post
    Never been an Adams fan...
    Nor I, particularly; I merely mentioned it as and example of a kind of operatic precedent (and no, I didn't write "operatic president")...
    Last edited by ahinton; Jan-12-2017 at 13:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahinton View Post
    Nor I, particularly; I merely mentioned it as and example of a kind of operatic precedent (and no, I didn't write "operatic president")...
    The Adams family is quit fun to watch though.
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