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#Operaplot 2013
Ok – so #operaplot is back! No judges and no prizes this time, just a whole lot of nerding about Wagner. The idea is: summarize the plot of a Wagner opera in a tweet. Simple as that. Using the hashtag #operaplot, means people that don’t follow you can see your entries and be amazed at your cleverness. You can be funny or serious, use prose or poetry, do one opera or ...
Free Download: Joyce DiDonato Diva/Divo
Sad that you didn’t win #Operaplot? Dry those tears. Virgin Classics has decided to award anyone who participated in #Operaplot 2011 (and indeed anyone who has stumbled on this page by accident months after the fact) a little present of their own. A free download of Joyce DiDonato singing both parts of: Aprite, presto, aprite from Le nozze di Figaro (left click the album cover once to download ...
#Operaplot 2011 Winners
Ladies and Gentlemen, behold your #Operaplot 2011 Winners as chosen by Eric Owens. [Due to a computer fail, Eric isn't able to announce these in person, but he will be stopping in later in the week to tell you what prizes everyone has chosen] The five winners will make their choice from the prize pool in a randomly selected order, so there’s not 1st or 2nd place as such.
#Operaplot 2011: Days 1-5
Ok – here’s all the #Operaplots we have on file. Please check to make sure all of yours are there. If we’ve identified the wrong opera, please do let us know but only if it is yours. The list is sorted alphabetically by username, so it should be easy enough to find your bits of genius.
Operaplot 2011 Orphans Vol. 2
Here’s the second batch of #Operaplot 2011 orphans. Just write the first three words or so and the name of the opera in the comments and please only guess on ones you are reasonably sure of. If this is your first time commenting, don’t panic if it doesn’t appear straight away. I have to approve new commenters and will do as quickly as a I can. If your #operaplot is here, don’t be ...
Eric Owens Reads A Few Favourite #Operaplots
It’s official. Eric Owens is hilarious. If you’re new to the competition, everything you need to know is here. There’s still time to dazzle the world with your opera-related wit!
#Operaplot 2011 Fan Art Gallery
A new part of #Operaplot 2011 is the Fan Art category. Inspired by this silliness from last year, the idea is to give people who find it easier to be more creative disciplines other than the mini written word. You can use your own #operaplot from this or any other year or use someone else’s as long as you credit them somewhere in the secondary work. You could sing ...
#Operaplot 2011 Orphans
Ladies and gentlemen: the orphans spreadsheet. Instead of copying the #operaplot you are trying to identify as you may have done in previous years, just use write the first three words or so and the name of the opera in the comments. If this is your first time commenting, don’t panic if it doesn’t appear straight away.
#Operaplot 2011 Entries Days 1 and 2
Hello #Operaplotters! So, nearly 48 hours have passed and you’ve already tweeted 85% as many #operaplots as there were in all of 2010. Yikes! More important that quantity though, is quality. You guys have definitely brought it this year. Really impressive stuff. Some of you have asked to see a big list of all the plots.
#Operaplot 2011: How To Win
Ok. Twitter has been abuzz this past week about *what* you could win if Eric Owens finds your #operaplot to be just the ticket. Some people have been asking *how* they could win. Not being one to get in the way of #winning of any sort, here follows the key to taking home some #operaplot loot. 1) When the week is over, Eric Owens will choose his five favourite ...
Eric Owens: “OMG I Luuurve You [#Operaplot]“
So what’s our super all-star celebrity opera singer judge Eric Owens looking for when he’s choosing this year’s operalot winners? See for yourself and, of course, tell all your friends. Not doing so would be unsportsmanlike….and we don’t want that, now do we? Questions? Get in touch or pop them in the comments. ————– #Operaplot 2011: Save The Date | Prize Pool | Rules & FAQ ...
#Operaplot 2011 Press Clippings
Here’s what you’re saying about #Operaplot 2011. If Miss Mussel missed you out of the list, please leave a link in the comments and she’ll get it sorted. Outlets sorted alphabetically. BLOG | NEWSPAPERS/MAGS | RADIO 101 Things In 1001 Days – Opera Win Free Aria Serious – Operaplot Contest & Company Debut Chamber Music Today – Operaplot 2011 Begins Classical Music UK – #Opearplot Is ...
#Operaplot 2011 Prize Pool
The #Operaplot prize pool is now closed to new entries. In order to win one of these fabulous prizes, you need to play the #operaplot game on Twitter, which finishes at 11:59 EDT of Friday, April 15th. MUSICAL MEMPHIS PACKAGE Opera Memphis is pleased to offer a musical Memphis package. Winners will be get to experience the best of both worlds with this fantastic opera ...
#Operaplot 2011 Rules And FAQ
Ok folks – here’s what you need to do: 1) Summarize an opera in 140 characters or less. It can be any opera and exploring rep outside the top 25 is positively encouraged. At the same time, if winning a prize is important, obscurists may find their efforts don’t achieve the desired result. 2) Tweet your bite-sized bits of brilliance between 9am Monday 11th April and 11:59pm Friday 15th ...
Introducing Your #Operaplot 2011 Judge: Eric Owens
Miss Mussel is delighted to announce that in between appearances at the Met and Carnegie Hall, American bass-baritone Eric Owens will be judging the #Operaplot 2011 contest. Woot. (do people still say that these days?) Owens was part of the Le Grand Macabre happening at the New York Phil last year, stole the show as Alberich in the autumn Das Rheingold at The Met and ...
#Operaplot 2011: Save The Date
#Operaplot 2011 will take place between 11th and 15th April. More details to follow shortly. Either watch this space or follow the news on Twitter. For some samples of last year’s contest – start here or check out the winners here Opera houses: If your house hasn’t participated before, here’s a rough idea of what this is all about.
Mr Llewellyn Goes To Washington
One of last year’s #Operaplot winners, Stephen Llewellyn aka Operaman headed to Washington this past week for the WNO’s annual Opera Ball. It’s a bit of a to do from all accounts. Here is Stephen’s in delicious detail: Are You Ready For Me Washington? Washington Trip Update Did It Really Happen Like That? I Finally Get To Meet Priscilla And This Year I Get To Go To ...
Free Jonas Kaufmann Download
Click this link to download Mein! for free [On PC, right click on the link and choose 'Save Target As'. On Mac, just click and file will open in Downloads folder] or buy the whole album CAN Arkiv | Amazon | iTunes US Arkiv | Amazon | iTunes UK Amazon | iTunes Australia Chaos | iTunes | Sanity | CD Online Everywhere ...
Why Should Sadness Longer Last?
Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that ‘s gone: Violets pluck’d, the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again. Trim thy locks, look cheerfully; Fate’s hid ends eyes cannot see. Joys as wingèd dreams fly fast, Why should sadness longer last? Grief is but a wound to woe; Gentlest fair, mourn, mourn no moe. John Fletcher (1579–1625) Plumbing ...
Meet Your Operaplot 2010 Winners
#Operaplot 2010 Winners as selected by Jonas Kaufmann [the winners came unordered in a list from Jonas. Understandably, it's too difficult to choose a "best" one out of nearly 1,000 entries. The numbers 1-5 were randomly ordered by a Twitter follower and that's the order in which winners chose from the prize pool, so there's no first, second, third place as such] Name: Sam Neuman (
Operaplot Side Pot Winners
In 2009, #operaplot and Twitter were novel, so just jumping on the bandwagon was enough to generate excitement. OPERA HOUSES ON TWITTER OMG YOU GUYS!!!! [*ahem*] In 2010, a few opera houses really embraced the contest and used it as a springboard for their own side competitions. This sort of initiative warms Miss Mussel’s cockles to the max. The point of #operaplot is to get people excited about opera and going ...
Decca Classics To The Rescue
Miss Mussel has been 100% impressed with your entries this year. They have distinguished themselves in quality and quantity. One of the great pleasures of this contest is watching what you all do with the very simple instruction to “summarize the plot of an opera in 140 characters or less.” Of course, all your enthusiasm has created a bit of a problem, namely that only 0.5% of entries ...
#Operaplot Art Gallery
#Operaplot Fan Art. Miss Mussel is going to take minute to think about how weird that combination of words is……… Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re back. If you have some sort of taxidermy or latch-hook project you’re working on, probably the best move for everyone is for you to photograph it and keep the original for yourself. Other than that, nerd it up you guys! Here’s what Team OM has collected so ...
#Operaplot 2010 Feedback Form
Hello #Operaplotters, It turns out #operaplot withdrawal is a real, medical condition, so you can definitely get a doctor’s note and take a few days off work. You’re welcome. While you’re wandering listlessly around the Interwebs vaguely wondering how you will continue living without a plotting outlet, perhaps you could take a few moments a share your stories and what you thought worked and didn’t work about this year’s contest.
A Message From Jonas Kaufmann
From god’s Jonas’ lips to your ears ] _______________________ 2010 Winners | 10 Jonas Kaufmann Disc Winners | Side Pot Winners | 2010 Entries (starting at A) 2010 Prize Pool | 2010 Rules & FAQ | Judge: Jonas Kaufmann | 2010 Press Clippings | A Message From Jonas | #Operaplot Art Gallery | #Operaplot 2010 Feedback Form 2009 Winners | 2009 Entries ...
Update
Hi all. Thanks so much for your patience. WordPress meltdown is now resolved and all #operaplots should be on one of the following pages: A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Sometimes things get lost in transit or are miscategorized, which can make them difficult ...
Rheinmaidens Can Haz Cheezburgers Too
#Operaplot 2010 is a wrap, folks. It’s been all sorts of fun abusing libretti with you. Judging will begin shortly. Follow @missmussel or keep your eyes on your RSS feeder for further details throughout the weekend and into next week. Miss Mussel didn’t make one of these when the meme was going around a couple of years ago.
#Operaplot 2010 Orphans
Last Update: These are the stragglers Welcome to the #Operaplot Orphanage. Please include author, a the first few words of the tweet and the opera to which it belongs. If you are a first time commenter, your comment will have to be approved. It shouldn’t take long, since, you know, Miss Mussel is omniscient and everything.
#Operaplot 2010 Entries Thf-Z
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Tommy Bloody Mortimer – blind deaf mute achieves messianic status by fiddling with his silver balled mechanical apparatus Tonya & Nancy Bonnie Situation – My rival’s hitman whacked my knee and all I got was this lousy silver medal.
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: The
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot The Abduction From The Seraglio MMusing – A prince’s fiancé is kept w/in a harem so expect 2 see him try 2 re-collect her, posing ...
#Operaplot 2010 Entries R-Tg
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot Rigoletto (Verdi – ) Pawelotti – Rigoletto tries to get The Duke of Mantua killed but due to a curse his daughter Gilda is killed ...
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: Lb-Qz
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot Le Coq d’Or Frindley – Ki-kiri-kuku! Silly recumbent king finds that relying on avian warning system for border control costs him sons, bride and life. Le ...
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: La
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot La Boheme (Puccini – ) Opera Viva -Bohemians Rodolfo and Mimi fall in love, but Mimi dies. Hat Stand Opera – Boheme=Men Behaving Badly.
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: G-L
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot Ghosts of Versailles (Glass – ) Devon Cestes – The dead French court is bored.
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: Don – Fz
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot Don Carlo Megoceleste – Italian or French, 4 acts or 5, it’s still a terrible idea to fall in love with your stepmother Irene Vartanoff ...
#Operaplot 2010 Entries: D-Die Zauberflöte
A-C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans Instructions on what to do if your plot isn’t here/is in the wrong spot Daphne (R. Strauss – ) Henri Drost – Sorry that I’ve killed your boyfriend.
#Operaplot 2010 Entries A-Cz
A | B | C | D-Die Zauberflöte | Don-Fz | G-L | La | Lb-Qz | R-Tg | The | Thf-Z | Orphans A Christmas Carol Audience Dev Spec – A curmudgeon is he & ghosts of three: past, present & future.
My Tweets Aren’t Showing Up In Twitter Search
Ok – it seems this is too big a problem for 140 characters. Miracle of miracles, Reader Rick got a hold of the people at Twitter help and found out that if you joined Twitter specifically for #operaplot [good on ya!] or are resurrecting a dormant account, it may take a few days for Twitter to index your tweets.
It’s On, Folks
#Operaplot 2010 has officially begun. Head on over to Twitter, make an account if you don’t already have one and dive in. It’s super fun, the people are hilarious and there’s also that small matter of TOTALLY AWESOME PRIZES. Ireland anyone? Here’s everything you need to know so far: Prize Pool | Rules & FAQ | Judge: Jonas Kaufmann | 2010 Press Clippings
How To Use The Twitter
Twitter is one of those things that sounds more complicated when you explain it than it actually is. Once you start using it, pay attention to what other people are doing, ask them questions if you don’t understand what something is and you’ll be a pro in no time. It’s way less complicated than Facebook and even your mom is on that, right? If you’re not so great with ...
#Operaplot 2010 Press Clippings
This is just to track of how the story traveled. If you wrote about the contest or heard about it somewhere and don’t see it mentioned here, please leave a link in the comments. Thanks! BLOG | NEWSPAPER | RADIO | RAP | FILM Edmonton Opera Blog – Operaplot 2010 Intermezzo – Operaplot Gets A Jonas Bonus Parterre Box – Tweet Smell ...
#Operaplot 2010 Rules And FAQ
The rules to this game are fairly simple. 1) Summarize an opera in 140 characters or less. It can be any opera and exploring rep outside the top 25 is positively encouraged. At the same time, obscurists may find their efforts don’t achieve the desired result. If extended research techniques are required to find the title, best to choose something else. 2) Tweet it 9am Monday 26th April ...
Jonas Kaufmann To Judge #Operaplot 2010
Be still my beating heart. Miss Mussel is so excited she can barely stay in the third person. Ladies and gents, operaplotters of all ages, this year’s judge is the [insert hyberbolic adjective of your choice here] Jonas Kaufmann [adjective goes here if you're Euro]. Rumour has it that he will be talking about what he’s looking for in a winning entry at some point it the ...
#Operaplot 2010 Prize Pool
The way this works (in case you weren’t around last year) is that the prizes are all put into the pool and the five winners get to choose which one they want. This helps mitigate the small problem of opera houses not being portable. Press: this list will be updated as prizes are added to the pool.
Win A Trip To Ireland With #Operaplot 2010
That’s not a juicy, attention-grabbing-headline-that-will-later-be-revealed-as-practically-a-lie, folks. It’s 100% true. If you’re declared the best #operaplotter in the Twitterverse, you can go to Ireland gratis. When she was planning this year’s incarnation of #operaplot, Miss Mussel was sure it would be a much more low-key affair. It’s been a tough year for the arts everywhere. Then she got an email from Ireland and her ...
Save The Date: #Operaplot Is Back
You heard it hear first, folks….or on Twitter if you were there first before coming here. As always, there are still some details to be wrapped up before the start date but what’s most important is the dates, which are 26th-30th April. This year’s contest is NEW & IMPROVED and NOW WITH 50% MORE FUN, which means you’d better get lots of work done next week because the ...
How To Get The Most Out Of Twitter
Hello Twitter newbs! What follows is a brief set of guidelines to help you get the most out of Twitter. It’s a rather simple service and premise but like any sub-culture there are rules and norms that can be a bit tricky to figure out at first. Following – in order to see what people are saying, you have to follow them.
#Operaplot v3.0
Hello #operaplotters! Just when you thought you were finally going to get some work done Round 3 makes an appearance. Since she is busy flitting about London on a busman’s holiday, this time round, Miss Mussel is working in conjunction with the CBC Radio 2 program Saturday Afternoon At The Opera. The premise is the same – summarize the plot of an opera in 140 characters ...
Priscilla In Singapore
or rather more correctly, in Washington D.C at the Singaporean Embassy hobnobbing with the cool kids at the WNO end of season after party. Don’t have the foggiest idea who Priscilla Barrow is? Read her #operaplot Cinderalla story here. You may need a tissue.
An Unexpected But Fantastic End To #Operaplot
From Anne Midgette at The Washington Post “Canadian music writer invents contest; Oregon-based Brit wins it; Washington music teacher gets prize, ball gown, Cinderella night. This one isn’t an opera plot. This is a true story. Priscilla Barrow, who has taught music in D.C. public schools for 22 years, learned Monday, out of the blue, that she will be going to the final performance of “Turandot” at the Washington National Opera on ...