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An Opera in Thirteen Acts

The Next "Sopranos" But With Real Sopranos
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So you get one of these hot show-runner guys to come up with a high-concept miniseries idea, with plenty of sex, violence, and intrigue, and then team him up with a modern classical composer, and they rework the show into a thirteen-episode OPERA. Think Breaking Bad with baritones...
smendler, Sep 27 2013

The Vampyre: A Soap Opera http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105724/
Sort of like this then? [DrBob, Sep 28 2013]


       After all, a lot of classic operas HAVE lots of sex and violence and intrigue, right? Maybe just adapt one of those...
smendler, Sep 27 2013

       soooo.... what you're suggesting is a long modern opera with intermissions, televised.   

       According to Wikipedia there are 4 major opera composers alive currently, which seems to indicate that   

       a) there are also a number of minor opera composers, and   

       b) operas are being composed.
FlyingToaster, Sep 27 2013

       Also (c) that opera is not particularly popular.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2013

       The concept might not be too far off the mark, however; several successful long-running series have done musical or 'opera' episodes, including Joss Whedon's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. A number of television actors and directors have come up through New York's musical theatre scene.
Alterother, Sep 28 2013

       Cop Rock
tatterdemalion, Sep 28 2013

       I was thinking that "Smash" was awfully similar to this.
jurist, Sep 29 2013


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