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Postby dcwheat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:59 am

In an interview on the 5th of February 1997 where Terry Pratchett discusses the Soul Music animated series the genius mentions he envisions that at least one of his books would be suitably portrayed (alternatively to his original printed brilliance) through the medium of an operatic musical format, though he doesn’t state which novel in particular.

Does anybody care to speculate which novel he may have been inferring to or which novels other Pratchians feel could lend themselves to being suitably expressed through an operatic setting?
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:20 am

Hi

Soul Music - A music-with-rocks-in opera. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:28 pm

Welcome to the site dcwheat! :D

An operatic version could certainly work. After all, even Jerry Springer, the Opera was a success. :lol:

Only You Can Save Mankind was made into a musical. So who knows?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Hello dcwheat and welcome to the site :D
The first book that springs to mind is Maskerade :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:01 pm

Hello dcwheat and welcome to the forum .
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:24 pm

Welcome dcwheat, and I think it would be the one with Perdita as the opera singer who was too big to be "the star". But, then again he has stated that Opera and War sound quite alike.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:16 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:Welcome dcwheat, and I think it would be the one with Perdita as the opera singer who was too big to be "the star". But, then again he has stated that Opera and War sound quite alike.

In a world gone mad - with 1000 Lephants...? :lol:

Yeah Maskerade's der bunny for an operatic rendering
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Postby dcwheat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:09 pm

If I had to write some stuff and give it to you in low quality MP3 format would you be willing to crit it for me.
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:16 am

Let me get this straight. You are going to write an opera based on a Discworld book. You are going to start tonight and have something to listen to by tomorrow? :shock: What, with violins, multiple voices etc etc?This I would love to hear. :P

I'd love to listen to it and give you an honest crit. However, if it's crap I'd tell you it was crap. The only problem is, I don't do mp3. Can't you whack it onto youtube? Stick up a still picture and just upload the music?

Which book is it by the way?

PS I can assure you it won't let any of his fans down. So feel free to compose away.
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:52 am

welcome to the site dcwheat :)
i will go along with concensus on it being maskerade :)

ignore pooh if you can write an opera in one evening go for it :lol: :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:14 pm

:lol: Agreed (mostly with chris, but pooh too)

And don't worry about format - I'm sure someone can pop it onto youtube for you if you can't but MP3/Flash format are more readily available to most and the big U causes major probs to some of us with v. inferior or non-existent broadband
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:18 pm

Can't you do Monstrous Regiment? It could be as big as Rocky Horror with all the women going dressed as men with socks in their pants. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:41 pm

I think that would be just ballocks. :lol:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:49 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I think that would be just ballocks. :lol:


AGREED!
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Postby kakaze » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:35 am

I'd have to vote for Maskerade as well.
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