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Saturday, April 4, 2009

A List of Operas that Use the Word "Blockhead" in the Libretto (UPDATED)

1. The Bear, William Walton 2. What Next?, Elliott Carter 3. King Arthur, Henry Purcell. (Dryden musta been on FIRE that day.)
Did I miss any? And no, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is not technically an opera.

4 comments:

m. croche said...

Purcell: King Arthur.

I'm certain this is what Paul Griffiths had in mind ....

Dan Johnson said...

Ohmygod, I really, really should've known that.

m. croche said...

Especially after last season's Olympian performance by the Nicoll St. Chamber Opera. I don't know where they found all those horses ...

Paul Griffiths said...

I've often wondered about that word. Now I get it. Many thanks, Dan, and to M. Croche for thinking me smarter than I am.