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    Default Be creative! Just for fun, change the ending of some operas

    When the ending is tragic, turn it a happy ending...when is happy turn it tragic or not so good.

    Some examples:

    Tristan and Isolde got married and lived happily ever after
    Il Barbiero di Seviglia: They married the young girl with the old gentleman
    Faust: Mephistophele got married with Marguerite and introduced a she-devil friend to Faust...They got married...but...she was a bitch.

    Lulu: She got married with Dr. Schön and they had a menage a trois with Countess Geschwitz

    Wozzeck got a new job and Marie became a hooker.

    Katerina Izmailova: got an excellent job within the Communist party

    The nose: the guy never found his nose, he put a carrot instead.

    Eugene Oneguin: Eugene and Lensky were friends...very close, they were a gay couple. They got married in Canada...The two girls were unhappy for a while but finally they got married with two old and rich guys. The nani won the lotery and went to Moscow.

    Be nice...continue my list...





    Martin

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    Brunnhilde gets pregnant of Siefgried and gives birth to a baby...
    Oh wait, that's the ending of the dreadful Copenhagen Ring!
    "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 Almaviva View Post
    Brunnhilde gets pregnant of Siefgried and gives birth to a baby...
    Oh wait, that's the ending of the dreadful Copenhagen Ring!
    May I add...the baby has printed on his head...666.....LOL

    Martin

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    Siegfried gives the ring to the Rhinemaidens when asked. In return, they tell him how Hagen gave him a potion to fall in love with Gutrune, and that his true love is Brunnhilde, and Hagen has another potion to make him remember. Siegfried kills Hagen, drinks the remembrance potion, finds Brunnhilde and explains what happened, she forgives him. To punish Gunther and Gutrune for their part, they give them each love potions and they fall in love with each other and get married. Siegfried and Brunnhilde go off and live happily ever after. Back in Valhalla, a powerless Wotan grants the mortals, giants and dwarves the right to their own self-determination. He retreats back into Valhalla and resumes a monogamous marriage with Fricka. The Valkyries, with nothing further to do, follow in Brunnhilde's footsteps and seek out mortal husbands and raise happy families. The End.

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    Tosca - The Sequel

    Angelotti wasn't really dead & Tosca survived. The whole thing was a plot between them to get rid of both Scarpia & Cavaradossi. (I always want the bass to have a bigger role )

    Tosca & Angelotti escape to Sicily, are reconciled with Marchesa Attavanti & are blissfully happy. But was Scarpia really dead ....?

    Some more ideas here.
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    He wasn't. He just got a contract to make a Colgate publicity on TV....But he was expelled when they discovered he had fake teeth.
    Scarpia finally went to jail and wa saved by Hitler...who enrolled him...Scarpia hated Schönberg very deeply...as Hitler did.

    To be followed...

    Martin, with delirious tremends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Siegfried gives the ring to the Rhinemaidens when asked. In return, they tell him how Hagen gave him a potion to fall in love with Gutrune, and that his true love is Brunnhilde, and Hagen has another potion to make him remember. Siegfried kills Hagen, drinks the remembrance potion, finds Brunnhilde and explains what happened, she forgives him. To punish Gunther and Gutrune for their part, they give them each love potions and they fall in love with each other and get married. Siegfried and Brunnhilde go off and live happily ever after. Back in Valhalla, a powerless Wotan grants the mortals, giants and dwarves the right to their own self-determination. He retreats back into Valhalla and resumes a monogamous marriage with Fricka. The Valkyries, with nothing further to do, follow in Brunnhilde's footsteps and seek out mortal husbands and raise happy families. The End.
    That's The Ring with Middle Class Family Values. No fun.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    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.
    -Ian

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    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.
    -Ian

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    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.
    -Ian

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    As Don Giovanni ends, it's revealed that he was actually the one stabbed in the duel with the Commendatore and everything since the duel has been a fantasy created by his dying mind.

    Actually that could almost work.
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    La Boheme - Mimi has been feigning illness all along as she is essentially a workshy waster who has perfected the art of ill-health related Benefit Fraud. At the end they all celebrate the success of her latest scam by blowing their Giros on bottles of the 19th century precursor to Buckfast.

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    La Sonnambula - Elvino et al never figure out that Amina is sleepwalking. Disgraced and shamed, she takes a new name and runs away to a small village where no one knows her to start her life over, where she catches the eye of a peasant named Nemorino...
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    It'd be good to see Wozzeck get revenge at the end of that opera, maybe bump off his tormentors, the captain & the doctor.

    With Puccini's Turandot, it would be nice for the servant girl Liu not to top herself off as she does, but end up being hooked up with the Prince (but I don't know what would happen with Princess Turandot, maybe they could make a threesome?). This would probably be more logical than the "real" ending, which I think is ridiculous (him falling in love with a formerly sadistic murderess) but I like the opera anyway, for it's music above all else.

    & maybe in The Merry Widow, if the millionaire heiress Hanna gives her money altruistically to charity, thus really testing the young gigolo Danilo in whether he really loves her or just her money?...

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    Rigoletto The quartet in the third act begins. Sparafucile enters, turns it into a quintet, and demands of the Duke "What are you doing with my sister?"

    He kills the Duke, stuffs his body in a bag, and leaves it there for Rigoletto and Gilda to dance around in the finale.

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