Beginners Guide To Opera

Peter's pondering

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.


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