New Elvis opera?

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New Elvis opera?

Postby Neil. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Having read this article...

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... -interview

...it seems a shame that the Painted from Memory musical isn't happening because it's felt that there are too many slow, sad songs in it for a Broadway show.

So I'm thinking Elvis should re-pitch it to opera producers. Opera fans tend to have more tolerance for slow songs - and lots of the songs from the original album already have money notes in them that are very operatic.

Burt's orchestrations could remain.

I reckon some New York or London opera company would snap it up!

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Re: New Elvis opera?

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:24 am

Great idea, Neil.
Elvis should turn this in a pop-opera!
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: New Elvis opera?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 am

Elvis - the Pope of Pop-era :wink: ...
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Re: New Elvis opera?

Postby Neil. » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:30 pm

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Re: New Elvis opera?

Postby Neil. » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:40 pm

At this point, he could get the show into a major opera house's 2019 opera season, I reckon. It'd be a surprising but adventurous addition to their repertoire. Also apt for as a late career blast from Burt. It's an autumn/winter piece, really - but the sooner better, far as I'm concerned!

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Re: New Elvis opera?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:16 am

I admire your optimism!
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