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  • Will: Au contraire, the italics DIDN’T fail, they took over completely. Salammbo has a fairly extensive operatic history, absent... 10:26 AM
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  • antikitschychick: Italics fail. Apologies. 9:54 AM
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8-bit Regie

Even if no one guessed the correct opera on our most recent Regie quiz, Our Own Batty Masetto did the next best or perhaps even better thing by devising the silliest scenario. And it’s not like it was easy, either, since the work in question was Auber’s Le Cheval de bronze, as directed by Frank Hilbrich for the Komische Oper. We remain (apparently) in the exotic East for our next quiz, after the jump.

77 comments

  • brunettino says:

    This is Donizetti’s “Imelda de’ Lambertazzi” — because it is.

    1] Imelda and her friends.

    2] Bonifacio tries to see Imelda. Not so much!

    3] Imelda’s father, Orlando Lambertazzi, holding forth, with il Cane Lambertazziano in the background.

  • Sanford says:

    Yes, Moffo cured me of Nadja

  • Hoffmann says:

    I was going to say Die Frau ohne Schatten or Parsifal, both of which I was beaten to… I just hope it was recorded, what ever this is it looks like so much fun…

  • Sir Ferris says:

    I know we just had Rusalka, a Regie or two ago….but could it be?

  • floridante2k says:

    I am thinking Die Zauberflote..
    !) Pamina
    2) Tamino trying to slay the dragon or whatever
    3) Papagano and Papagana

  • brunettino says:

    Or it could be Elektra.

    1-Elektra and the maids in the courtyard.

    2-Elektra in her crazed fury has turned into Godzilla, and that is Orest coming home who is being recognized by her: insert Godzilla noise here.

    3-Orest in his final ritual murder costume before he goes in and does the murderous deeds