opera is the new black

Opera glasses are the new cool-to-look-nerdy glasses.

Trouser roles are the new ties for women.

Arabella is the new Adele.

Opera fudge is the new cupcake.

Agrippina is the new Tiger Mother.

Anna Bolena is the new Anne Hathaway.

Sextets are the new sexting.

Manon Lescaut is the new Pop-Tart.

Headdresses are the new giant sculpted bow hats.

Scarpia is the new Voldemort.

Così fan tutte is the new “The Good Wife.”

Il barbiere di Siviglia is the new “Downton Abbey.”

James Valenti is the new James Franco.

Alberich is the new Smeagol.

Don Giovanni is the new Charlie Sheen.

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 What might you add to this list, Operatoonity readers?

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5 Responses to opera is the new black

  1. “Ombra mai fu” is the new anthem of Environmentalism.
    Cafe Momus is the new McDonalds.

  2. angela

    Turandot is the new Valerie Solanas
    The Queen of the night is the new Miranda Priestley
    Belcore is the new Rambo
    The Count of Almaviva is the new Berlusconi
    The Ring Cicle is the new Lord of the Rings (and therefore Wagner is the new Tolkien)

  3. Rigoletto is the new Joker.
    Mime is the new Riddler.
    Princess Eboli is the new Catwoman.
    Don Carlo di Vargas is the new Batman.
    Scarpia is the new Commissioner Gordon.
    Der Haushofmeister (Ariadne auf Naxos) is the new Alfred Pennyworth.

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