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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaMendoza View Post
    Personally, I like the idea of the heroine looking at the tall handsome baritone, and forgetting all about that short uncharismatic tenor she was infatuated with.
    I quite agree.

    If I was Odabella I know who'd I choose & it wouldn't be that wimp Foresto.
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    In the middle of the great Der Rosenkavalier trio, as the Marschallin selflessly relinquishes her young lover so he can be with another . . . she suddenly turns around and says, "Screw this."

    She calls for her retinue of guards, then has Sophie garroted on the spot. A horrified Octavian cries out, "You heartless bitch!" He attacks Marie Therese, trying to break her neck. Before he can succeed, though, the Field Marshall arrives. The Marschallin rushes to her husband, telling him that Octavian has raped her and is now trying to murder her. The Field Marshall has Octavian dragged outside and executed by firing squad. The Marschallin embraces her husband, but he draws his rapier and stabs her. After tossing her lifeless body on the bed, he exits with his men.

    The little page boy Mohammed enters, finds Sophie's handkerchief, waves it around, and runs off. Curtain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    In the middle of the great Der Rosenkavalier trio, as the Marschallin selflessly relinquishes her young lover so he can be with another . . . she suddenly turns around and says, "Screw this."

    She calls for her retinue of guards, then has Sophie garroted on the spot. A horrified Octavian cries out, "You heartless bitch!" He attacks Marie Therese, trying to break her neck. Before he can succeed, though, the Field Marshall arrives. The Marschallin rushes to her husband, telling him that Octavian has raped her and is now trying to murder her. The Field Marshall has Octavian dragged outside and executed by firing squad. The Marschallin embraces her husband, but he draws his rapier and stabs her. After tossing her lifeless body on the bed, he exits with his men.

    The little page boy Mohammed enters, finds Sophie's handkerchief, waves it around, and runs off. Curtain.
    But... but... you didn't change the ENDING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaMendoza View Post
    But... but... you didn't change the ENDING!
    Some things just can't be improved upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    During the last act of Nozze, there's yet another mixup, and the Count actually *is* romancing Susannah and Figaro is singing of love to the Countess. Turns out, everyone is happy with this arrangement and they agree to swap spouses.
    LOL That makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    After Salome gets Jochannan's head and starts to sing her triumph, a noise is heard from down in the cistern. Sound gets louder and it's revealed that Jochannan has become a zombie and has clambered his way up to Salome to take revenge on her, while his severed head sings a vehement vengeance aria. After Salome has been brutally murdered, she too revives as a zombie and the undead couple lives happily ever after.
    It is different indeed.

    Martin, not fancy about zombies

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    In Bluebeard's Castle, the 7th room is revealed to be filled with ponies and Bluebeard and Judith ride them around laughing as the curtain falls.
    nice happy ending!

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    Aida...and his lover are inside the pyramid...Aida becomes Leia (Star wars) and Radames becomes Lucke Skywalker with his famous sword...They cut the pyramid in a half and escape. Amneris is reallly Loise Lane who's in love with Radamès (Luke). Luke cannot decide and thinks about staying with both of them...(he doesn't know that Leia is his sister!) But Loise is jealous...She kills Aida and... Luke says...ok...Now I have no choice. I'll stay with you. They invite many guests to their wedding: Donald duck and of course Daisy. Goofy couldn't make it...But Mickey mouse is the best man...pluto just chew his bone and Daisy is the maid of honour...

    End of story.

    To be followed...or changed by you
    Last edited by myaskovsky2002; Sep-14-2011 at 21:35.

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    Tristan und Isolde
    The music swells to a climax. Tristan and Isolde raise the draught of death to their lips and drink.

    Isolde fakes. Tristan foams at the mouth and dies. "That'll teach you!" she yells. Kurwenal cries "You b*tch!" and stabs Isolde. She dies. Brangäne runs and pushes Kurwenal overboard, who bangs his head on the side of the ship on the way down and drowns. Brangäne dons Isolde's tiara and drapes herself in the royal robe.

    When the ship docks she presents herself as Isolde, and relates to Marke how Kurwenal tried to put moves on her. He slayed Tristan by accident when Tristan tried to defend her. In his grief he threw himself overboard. Marke gives a monologue twice as long as it needs to be to relate his sorrow at these events, and then marries Brangäne. They live happily ever after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I quite agree.

    If I was Odabella I know who'd I choose & it wouldn't be that wimp Foresto.
    It's That Chest, isn't it?
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    Die Zauberflote: Monostatos manages to stab Sarastro for the Queen, who as she sees his agony feels bad and takes him home to heal him. Sarastro realizes that she's not such a bad sort and, further, that he's been a hugely sexist jerk. Opposites attract, as they say, and they marry and share power equally.
    Forget alternate endings, that's how it should end. Damn sexist 18th century men.
    -Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    In the middle of the great Der Rosenkavalier trio, as the Marschallin selflessly relinquishes her young lover so he can be with another . . . she suddenly turns around and says, "Screw this."

    She calls for her retinue of guards, then has Sophie garroted on the spot. A horrified Octavian cries out, "You heartless bitch!" He attacks Marie Therese, trying to break her neck. Before he can succeed, though, the Field Marshall arrives. The Marschallin rushes to her husband, telling him that Octavian has raped her and is now trying to murder her. The Field Marshall has Octavian dragged outside and executed by firing squad. The Marschallin embraces her husband, but he draws his rapier and stabs her. After tossing her lifeless body on the bed, he exits with his men.

    The little page boy Mohammed enters, finds Sophie's handkerchief, waves it around, and runs off. Curtain.
    Finally a discerning person put OPERA back in Der Rosenkavalier!

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Brünnhilde, despite Hagen's pleas (who is totally in love with her) marches into the funeral pyre. Loud cracks follow, and when the fire burns down, she stands there unburnt, naked, with three baby dragons! (I just want some director to do this.)

    Lucia and Arthur turn out to be made for each other. They live happily ever after while Edgar goes all emo and STILL stabs himself. Fortunately, Enrico realizes they should make peace and heals him, and they become BFFs.

    Renato, Riccardo and Amelia solve everything with a happy threesome.

    Turandot cries out Kalaf's name and beheads him with and is all *trollface*. As it turns out, Liu faked her death and now she and Turandot can come out and live together.

    Leonora realizes Luna is the man and breaks up with Manrico. Manrico kills them both on their wedding. Azucena can't stop laughing. (Just can't make this one happy...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sieglinde View Post
    Brünnhilde, despite Hagen's pleas (who is totally in love with her) marches into the funeral pyre. Loud cracks follow, and when the fire burns down, she stands there unburnt, naked, with three baby dragons! (I just want some director to do this.)
    I'd love to see this, as long as Brünnhilde looked as good as Daenerys.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Some things just can't be improved upon.
    mmm...who spoke about improving??? LOL

    Martin

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