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New Opera Focuses on Bill Clinton's Life
USNews.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 07/14/2010 10:53:54 AM PDT by keepitreal

If any recent president's life is the stuff of operas, it's Bill Clinton's. There's been comedy, drama, back-stabbing, shouting, crying, death, and many miraculous comebacks. But that's real life. Now art will be imitating life in a project coming together in Little Rock and meant to show how his struggles as a kid raised by a fun-loving mother influenced the making of the 42nd president.

Billy Blythe features "a snapshot of a day of his life in Hot Springs in the 1950s," says the opera's producer, Bonnie Montgomery to our Suzi Parker. "Clinton's life is very operatic, over the top, the perfect operatic vision," says the classically trained musician whose goal is making opera "hip."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classicalmusic; clinton
This ought to be a hoot.
1 posted on 07/14/2010 10:53:56 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: keepitreal

What’s it called? THE STAIN?


2 posted on 07/14/2010 10:55:01 AM PDT by library user
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To: keepitreal

Can’t wait to hear “Put Some Ice on That” sung in Italian.


3 posted on 07/14/2010 10:55:20 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("History teaches us that no one learns from history.")
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To: keepitreal

The Opera’s not over till the fat lady tries out the cigar.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 10:56:30 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Borges

ping


5 posted on 07/14/2010 10:56:58 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal
I thought Mozart already composed The Magic Flute.
6 posted on 07/14/2010 10:57:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

It’s a Chinese opera: “Crouching Intern, Hidden Cigar”


7 posted on 07/14/2010 10:59:07 AM PDT by twister881
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To: keepitreal

8 posted on 07/14/2010 10:59:24 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: keepitreal

Is it a tragedy or a comedy?


9 posted on 07/14/2010 10:59:28 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: keepitreal

Should be called “It’s not over till the fat lady sucks”.


10 posted on 07/14/2010 10:59:31 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: keepitreal

SLICK Willy does NOT deserve an Opera!!!

His life could best be told in a ... SOAP OPERA!!


11 posted on 07/14/2010 11:01:18 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Ev Reeman
Should be called “It’s not over till the fat lady sucks”.

LOL!!! Madame Butterball.

12 posted on 07/14/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: circlecity
So what's it all mean? The day-in-the-life of Bill Clinton "shows a pivotal moment in Billy Blythe's coming of age because he has to stand up to his step-father, Roger Clinton, in a life-changing domestic conflict,"

LOL. The perfect vehicle for two fat men to scream at each other! Sadly, it's before the arrival of Hillary, when flying ashtrays could have been incorporated.

13 posted on 07/14/2010 11:03:43 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal

no longer “figero” but “fingeroo”


14 posted on 07/14/2010 11:04:27 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: keepitreal

Wonder if there will be a bit part for his neice, Macy (brother Roger Clinton’s daughter) who is living on food stamps.

http://www.radaronline.com/category/tags/roger-clinton

It’s only fair - aren’t we getting tired of the Bristol Palin bashing??????


15 posted on 07/14/2010 11:05:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: keepitreal
I hear the Hillary cameo is memorable.


16 posted on 07/14/2010 11:05:45 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: keepitreal

They’re going to call it “SCUMBAGGIO.” The plot is loosely based on Verdi’s “Rigoletto” but the plot has been altered so that he doesn’t have is daughter, Gilda, murdered. She survives but Scumbaggio has several dozens of others murdered to cover his misdeeds.


17 posted on 07/14/2010 11:06:26 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes!!!)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha
"Mettere alcuni ghiaccio su che!" cries the Don Giovanni of Little Rock.
18 posted on 07/14/2010 11:07:49 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: keepitreal

Although at first I thought it a bad idea, the concept of making opera hip is probably a great idea. It was so in Mozart’s time.

This could be extremely funny with massive amounts of foreshadowing of Monica, Juanita, Marshall and of course, Hillary.

I guaran-d@mn-tee you it will be better than “Avatar”.


19 posted on 07/14/2010 11:12:46 AM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: keepitreal

I am wondering how the Italian Libretto extends out in the various stanzas of that last act Great Aria sung by the Queen Hillary character entitled in English, “He’s a Hard Dog to Keep on the Porch”.


20 posted on 07/14/2010 11:12:53 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: keepitreal

Could be calleed “A scummy thing happened on the way to the quorum”.


21 posted on 07/14/2010 11:13:27 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: keepitreal

Featuring all those favorites!!!

“Dear Monica! Play My Harmonica!” “Gonna Wash That Stain Right outta My Dress” “The Thong Song” “Bubba’s Aria” “It Ain’t Sex Boogie” and “Musky Stogie”

Ought to be a real winner...Can’t wait for the Time Life Collectuion....


22 posted on 07/14/2010 11:13:54 AM PDT by Adder (Note to self: 11-2-10 Take out the Trash!!!)
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To: keepitreal

How about “How to succeed in funny business without really wearing pants”.


23 posted on 07/14/2010 11:15:19 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: keepitreal

How about Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The pirate with no pants”?


24 posted on 07/14/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: keepitreal

How about “Phallus in Wonderland”.


25 posted on 07/14/2010 11:17:48 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

You all are making me laugh!


26 posted on 07/14/2010 11:18:15 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal
New Opera Focuses on Bill Clinton's Life

Laughing out loud. Literally.

An opera...about Clinton...

I can see it now on the marquis:

SCAMALOT: The Clinton Presidency

27 posted on 07/14/2010 11:21:56 AM PDT by giotto
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To: library user

How about “The great white trash”?


28 posted on 07/14/2010 11:22:19 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: keepitreal

Bump for “”Mettere alcuni ghiaccio su che!”

Bwahahahahahahha.......


29 posted on 07/14/2010 11:22:28 AM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: keepitreal

“My bare lady”

Songs could include:

Under my desk where you live

Get me to my desk on time

I could have sucked all night

I’ve grown accustomed to her tongue


30 posted on 07/14/2010 11:25:15 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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Wonder if she can sing? She would be the perfect Mama Clinton:

Her hit song: "Get me to the track on time."

31 posted on 07/14/2010 11:31:39 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal

Monica Lewinsky singing the aria, Il Vestito Blu Macchiato di Sperma


32 posted on 07/14/2010 11:33:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Adder

Don’t forget that memorable tune, “Is Is.”


33 posted on 07/14/2010 11:34:30 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: keepitreal
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34 posted on 07/14/2010 11:45:47 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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35 posted on 07/14/2010 11:46:13 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Ev Reeman
The Pirate of Pezz-pants?


36 posted on 07/14/2010 11:49:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Hillary! La advisor!
Hillary! Aggressivah!
Hillary! Power trip-ah!
El Presidente es pusso whip-ah!


37 posted on 07/14/2010 11:54:56 AM PDT by twister881
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38 posted on 07/14/2010 11:57:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: keepitreal

39 posted on 07/14/2010 12:06:23 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: twister881

La ciucciacazzi donnaccia grasso!


40 posted on 07/14/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Ev Reeman
Songs could include: Under my desk where you live

Get me to my desk on time

I could have sucked all night

I’ve grown accustomed to her tongue

And of course "Kiss It"

41 posted on 07/14/2010 12:46:22 PM PDT by CharlesI (They're not liberals, they're leftists and elitists!)
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