|The duet from "La Forza del Destonion"|
So beautiful, and it didn't make the top ten!!
Here's the link to the video; watch it now or the rest of this post won't make much sense: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkQp0jf-kJk
There! How 'bout that - the music was being sung by a bunch of onions, ho ho!
Anyone who knows me, even a little bit, and especially my immediate family, would realize there is no way on earth I could watch that film and not proceed to manufacture a bunch of lame puns connecting onions to opera.
The premise: self-respecting onions should not be caught dead - ...er, diced - singing Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana when there are actual onion-centric operas they might have more appropriately selected.
And what are those operas, you asked? Happy to oblige with the:
TOP 10 ONION OPERAS
10. Purcell's Dido and Onion-as
9. Mozart's Bastien and Bast-onion
8. Mozart again: Don Gio-vonion
7. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onion-gen
6. Verdi's Simonion Boccanegra
5. Puccini's Monion Lescaut
4. Giordano's Andrea Chonion
3. More Puccini: La Ronion-dine
2. Poulenc's La Vox Humonion
...and the Number One Onion Opera:
1. Puccini's Tur-onion-dot
Next week: the Top 10 Spaghetti Squash Operas! ....Just kidding. I'm done with vegetable operas. Even the one by Beet-hoven, haw haw haw. (I can almost hear the Twitter followers clicking "Unfollow"... Sigh...)
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