Saturday, March 04, 2006

Which Wagner Opera Are You?

Lohengrin
Lohengrin
Your opera is a shimmering drama of Love


betrayed by doubt and suspicion.


Which Wagner Opera Do You Belong In?
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16 comments:

Anthony said...

Meistersinger, which sounds about right - "a merry drama of pranks, mistakes, plotting, and counter-plotting, all ending in the celebration of Art and Love."

Jean F. said...

What a surprise when it turned out to be "Der fliegende Hollaender."

David in KC said...

Not so surprising - "Tristan." All about love, death and unfulfilled longing. Just right for an older guy who was closeted for 30 years.

Jean F. said...

I was being facetious when I said I was surprised it turned out to be "Dutchman." It is my favorite Wagner opera. "Your opera is a stormy drama of a Curse broken by a Love faithful unto Death." And, in a strange way it does apply to my life.

Andy said...

No, I know...I think it's actually a rather insightful test, that's why I put it up. I'm definitely Lohengrin: there are certain questions I just don't let people ask me.

DJRainDog said...

Tannhaeuser...Shockingly right-on-the-mark for a test I thought was going to reveal nothing but its own randomness.

Andy said...

No offense, but yeah...you are TOTALLY Tannhauser.

little-cicero said...

Definitely "Amarillo By Morning" by George Strait!

Oh, you said OPERA, I thought you said OPERY!
Ha! Never get tired of that joke!

DJRainDog said...
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DJRainDog said...

Why would I be offended (other than by un-funny cretinous bavardage)? (I haven't listened to the opera in YEARS; I believe my copy of it is on vinyl in my grandmother's attic. I should probably get a new one, huh?) I think it's a pretty story...And there's REDEMPTION at the end -- my favourite thing! (And I believe it doesn't come from the pope, but rather from God, who in forgiving Tannhaeuser's sins, negates that silly papal infallibility nonsense (which wasn't made law until, I believe, the late 19th century, anyway).)

Andy said...

LC, you're easily amused. I like that in a guy.

DJ: I haven't put as much thought into Tannhauser as I have the other works; it's pretty, but...it's just too obvious. Still, doesn't it seem more like Elisabeth offers her life in exchange for Tannhauser's pardon? And then Tannhauser himself collapses and dies at the news. That's some redemption! And it's not that the pope denies Tannhauser's absolution, he merely says it will occur when his staff bursts into bloom.

We need to get drunk and argue about shit like this. After Lent. You're the only person I know who cares.

chiron said...

"Your world is a heroic drama of how the mythic struggle between Power and Love can find peace only in self-abnegation."

Andy said...

So it sounds like you belong in The Ring! Ho jo to ho!

epicurist said...

Interesting. I am Lohengrin:

Your opera is a shimmering drama of Love betrayed by doubt and suspicion.

Myackie said...

Are Jews allowed to do this?

Andy said...

Of course! Don't know if you're interested, but in early January of this year I wrote a series of six posts on Wagner and anti-Semitism.

I didn't think I'd get any comments on this one!