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Classical Notes: April 23, 2009 Archive

Opera Plots in 140 Characters (Or Fewer)

Posted at 12:58 AM on April 23, 2009 by Gillian Martin

On a whim, a Canadian classical music blogger known as The Omniscient Mussel launched a contest: summarize the plot of any existing opera in a Twitter tweet, that is, 140 characters or fewer.

Here's a sample: "A bunch of bohemians. Is that a cold hand? Cough, cough. Forsake love. Cough, cough. Regain love. Cough, cough. Dead."

The response to the contest exceeded The Mussel's expectations and so another round begins on April 27th.

Find everything you need to know about the contest here.

Read entries from the last round here.