The Opera Alphabet (Which I Will Now Rap For You)

As you know, my wife is out of town. So I did this today. Happy Friday!

Aida’s assaulted and attacked and angers Amneris

Also Andrea Chenier agitates all Paris

But Billy Budd’s bod by Benjamin Britten

Is Bangin’ and Boomin’. Opera bug has bitten.

Callas can clearly communicate Carmen

And Cecilia’s Cosi is iconically charming

Don Pasquale, Don Carlos, Don Giovanni

Disgruntled Donna Anna doesn’t dare date Donny.

Elvira’s escapades aren’t in any way effective

Elektra’s escalating energy is elective.

Fake fella Filedio fights for Floristan

And Der Freischutz fired fiendish stuff at fellow man.

Girl o’ Golden West gambles good and grabs guns

Gunther and Getrune give us Götterdämmerung

Humperdinck’s Hansel has hella high hunger

But Handel has hella high notes you hold longer

I insist it’s time for Idomeneo

It isn’t identical to plain Imeneo

Julius Caesar’s job just was jacked

Jenufa jumped when her jowels were attacked

Konstanze is kickin’ in K.384

Der Kaiser von Atlantis kept the killer at the door.

Leo’s Lakme leaves loot and licks leaves

Later lonely Lammermoor’s Lucia laments and grieves.

Missus MacBeth made murder her method

Madama Butterfly might have made it if she met him.

Nixon, Nabucco, Nemorino, Norma

No one needs you nerds, if you’re not nailin’ Nessun Dorma!

Otello ought to open his eyes before it’s over

Oh-oh, Onegin openly ogles Olga.

People don’t play when they perform Pagliacci

Puccini put poor Pinkerton in Nagasaki.

Quit quaking, it’s the Queen of the Night

Quickly quacking quavers at a questionable height

Rigoletto ran for revenge on a rapist

Das Rheingold starts the Ring with the rapturous Rhinemaidens

Sparafucil stabs and slashes in the storm

Somebody should have stopped Scarpia when he was scorned.

Tosca told him take a time-out

And tryin’ ta teach Tamino is like talking to a trout

Ulrica’s upset, but she understands the underworlds

Unexpectedly, Uncle Buoso has upended us.

Verdi vetted Venice and wrote Violetta Valery

Various vocalists voice vampires and Valkyries.

Wait, what? Why would Wagner start with W?

When you’re not German, well you wanna let it trouble you.

Xenia starts with x as expected.

Xerxes got an extra x; he double-x’ed it.

You might yell at young Yamadori,

But yo, Yeletsky is a prince from yet another story

Zany Zerbinetta, zesty Zerlina

If they had Die Zauberflöte they could zoom in and zap and save

Carmen from Jose and Zuniga!

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