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Author:  Princesse Amelie [ Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:23 am ]
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Opera fans: Do you think that Marie Antoinette's story would translate well into an opera? It certainly is tragic....

Author:  baron de batz [ Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:37 am ]
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perfectly!

Author:  Dauphine [ Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:02 pm ]
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I would love to see it as an opera!
that would be so amazing

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:19 pm ]
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It would make a great opera... only if it was accurate though... :wink:

Author:  versailles [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:33 pm ]
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it would be amazing!!!! yes!

Author:  annies sis [ Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:18 pm ]
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i think that would be a marvallious idea! i would pay big bucks to see that!

Author:  Elle [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:07 am ]
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Somebody was trying to put together an opera, or maybe a musical, but it was in the early stages I will find the link.A lot of people said it was degrading because of the Fersen thing, they have a song about getting a little house together or something like that :shock: . I will find the link, maybe it is finished now.

Author:  jimcheval [ Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:09 am ]
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Here's a funny little find:

Quote:
Les abonnés de l'Opéra (1783-1786) Boysse, Ernest (1836-18..?), 1881

"Subscribers to the Opera (1783-1786)"

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1 ... pagination

Part of this book at least (I've just browsed it a bit) seems to consist of seating positions relative to the King and Queen.

Worth a gander from both opera fanatics and all you royalists out there.

UPDATE: Having downloaded and browsed it further, I see that it in fact provides min-bios of many of the subscribers, often with some idea of how things went for them in the Revolution.

Author:  Rosalie [ Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:27 pm ]
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I think her story would be just perfect for an opera! But it would need a very good composer, who could convey the full force of her tragic fate without falling into excesses of romance, and above all who could render the complexity of her personality...

Author:  annies sis [ Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:21 am ]
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I agree.

Author:  Duc de Normandie [ Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:17 pm ]
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Without a doubt dearest Antoinette ought to be immortalized in song.

Although we associate M.A with the Baroque period, surely only the High Romanticism of Verdi would suffice to do justice in terms of the sheer scale needed for her life story. One immediately imagines a kinship with that of La Travaita - of course not the subject matter, but the tone and plight of the opera seem to aptly fit. Ironically both woman end up alone, sacrificing personal happiness for that of other's.

She deserves to be venerated by the masses; why not through costume and voice

Author:  Nicola [ Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:18 am ]
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I think that would be a fantastic opera to see! No doubt it would be hard for the composer to capture everything without somehow offending the audience. But having said that, it's possible! Can you jsut imagine the flamboyant costumes and music?

Author:  baron de batz [ Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:33 pm ]
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Nicola wrote:

No doubt it would be hard for the composer to capture everything without somehow offending the audience.

? Which means...?

Author:  Nicola [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:30 am ]
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baron de batz wrote:

? Which means...?


Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing.
I only ment to say, if the composer were to include in the opera, something of their own view (for example, if they were to make MA say "let them eat cake"), it may upset some of the audence because they have different views.

Author:  versailles [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:32 pm ]
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Nicola wrote:
baron de batz wrote:

? Which means...?


Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing.
I only ment to say, if the composer were to include in the opera, something of their own view (for example, if they were to make MA say "let them eat cake"), it may upset some of the audence because they have different views.

Well it would be hard to make an opera or any form of entertainment without upsetting someone..

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