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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    You forgot my friend Boris!
    Boris (not)Goodenuff?

    N.

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    Opera is dumb, I prefer Firefox

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    I'm pretty sure many of you here didn't read the tag line:

    "Lust, infidelity, bronzed muscle-men humiliating themselves in public – opera has always been dumb fun. Pop culture should take lessons from it, rather than the other way round"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    Opera is dumb, I prefer Firefox
    Opera is now just a Chrome skin. Another Classical reference is Vivaldi, which is OK, too, but I agree that Firefox is best.

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    For the Minimalists:

    Nutshell: the Opera
    Act 1: The first note
    Act 2: The second note
    Act 3: The first note
    "That's all Folks!"

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    The Guardian is stupid - Opera

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Nobody gets in the way of Boris!
    ...that'd be Boris Not Good Enough, presumably.

    Edit. I turned the page to see I'd been trumped, so to speak, by The Conte:

    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Boris (not)Goodenuff?
    Last edited by Reichstag aus LICHT; Aug-13-2019 at 13:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    Opera is dumb, I prefer Firefox
    Is it copyrighted? We should wear shirts with it

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    The thread title reminds of the classic -

    'God is dead' - Nietzsche.
    'Nietzsche is dead' - God!
    Last edited by Barbebleu; Aug-13-2019 at 16:19.
    Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate!

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    When an opera about is written some time in the future , it will be called "Infidelio ".

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    OOPS ! Should be "When an opera about Trump is written in the future it will be called "Infidelio ."

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    Perhaps an oblique point may be that "opera takes itself too seriously," as evidenced by die-hard Wagnerites who have zero tolerance for any criticism of it. Perhaps we should take a lesson from Rameau's comic operas.

    https://youtu.be/E1EE6CSIo6A


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    All art forms take themselves seriously, and I'm not sure enthusiasts for any anything tolerate much criticism of avocations they love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxKellerman View Post
    All art forms take themselves seriously, and I'm not sure enthusiasts for any anything tolerate much criticism of avocations they love.
    You're totally wrong on the first point, and admittedly unsure on the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    You're totally wrong on the first point, and admittedly unsure on the second.
    Do you tolerate criticisms of John Cage and let negative remarks on works like 4'33" go unchallenged?
    Last edited by MaxKellerman; Aug-29-2019 at 14:43.

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