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A day of opera

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I was pondering the fact that Opera sounds so dramatic in another language, but perhaps the singing could be about taking the dog out for a walk or something equally exciting. Then I realised that a day where everyone talks in the style of opera would be, erm, unusual.
Ling, Jun 21 2012

Spare me from having to do the Spandau Ballet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_08
[normzone, Jun 22 2012]

Peter Grimes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Grimes
An opera, in English, contains fishing. [zen_tom, Jun 25 2012]

Youtube Peter Grimes http://www.youtube....watch?v=kTP_WrhOL-E
See? I was right about walking the dog or something equally exciting. [Ling, Jun 25 2012]

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       [+] Being a lover of musicals (even gag me with some) I just love to burst out in song at any given moment. Although this is somewhat baked by me, I'd love to see it happen on a grand scale.
xandram, Jun 21 2012
  

       The problem is that opera, even in your own language is almost incomprehensible. I'm reasonably certain that this is because opera singers are typically trained to sing syllables, not words, so they don't have to learn all the relevant languages.
MechE, Jun 21 2012
  

       Is there a world holiday category this should be in?   

       I'd like to structure one of the meetings at my workplace where the participants were required to communicate opera-style.
normzone, Jun 21 2012
  

       //singers are typically trained to sing syllables, not words// Like flight attendants?   

       I can only bun this if we can exclude Andrew Lloydd Wwebber.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 21 2012
  

       //opera singers are typically trained to sing syllables, not words// Actually, they are trained to sing musical notes, not even syllables. They make their throat a funny shape to make that strange sound like hooting in a bottle. (q.v. ‘singer's formant’). That is why an opera singer is 100 times louder and 100 times more incomprehensible than an ordinary person singing.
pocmloc, Jun 21 2012
  

       Hmmm ... plenty of loaded belts to hand and a team of decent chaps on the Vickers guns could do no end of good, lock the doors and set fire to the place and when they try to escape , TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA ... the whole nine yards.   

       Glorious.
8th of 7, Jun 21 2012
  

       Umm, [8th], I think you've confused it with the Spandau Ballet Day.
UnaBubba, Jun 22 2012
  

       // Opera sounds so dramatic in another language //   

       Not that it's opera, but this is exactly whay Carmina Burana is so misused.
Alterother, Jun 22 2012
  

       Since most of historical opera has no discernible plot, and is composed of arias, recitative, and choruses, this idea seems very suited for adaptation to the modern corporate work world. [+]   

       Extra points for accompaniment by traditional harpsichord.
csea, Jun 22 2012
  

       On second thought, since most of the modern corporate work world has no discernible plot, and is composed of arias, recitative, and choruses, this idea seems very suited for adaptation to historical opera.
csea, Jun 22 2012
  

       //a day where everyone talks in the style of opera would be, erm, unusual.//

Non posso discutere su questo!
DrBob, Jun 25 2012
  

       //Opera sounds so dramatic in another language// try listening to Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes.
zen_tom, Jun 25 2012
  

       OK, point taken.
Ling, Jun 25 2012
  
      
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