This is in response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #274 where the given word is OPERA and the word count is 95.
I really tried, but with 95 words, and only five lines, and knowing little about opera, and adding more commas than I ought, I failed to write an acrostic poem. So…….
Otello, a resounding success but sixteen years in the writing.
Porgy and Bess, ten years to write, in English, and great success for one song in particular.
Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera, dramatic music, love, a duel, regret, what more is there?
Rigoletto, Verdi’s masterpiece, a randy hunchback and a nubile young lady.
Aida, the history of Egypt, sung over 1,100 times since 1886.