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For some months, I've been wanting someone to compose an opera based on the events surrounding the tragic death of Major League Baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart.

Why does this drunk driving death rise to the level of an operatic tragedy?

Triumph, Hubris, Foolishness, Tragedy, Death

  • Nick was a rising star, killed just after a brilliant performance in his first big-league baseball game.

  • He and his friends were killed (allegedly) by an everyman.

  • Every man in America NEEDS a car. NEEDS to drive. Public transportation in this country is mostly crap. This Everyman's life, if he is convicted, will be crap.

  • Public transportation in this country is mostly crap because of the hubris of corporations, such as General Motors, and the men who hide behind them.

  • General Motors has collapsed, in no small part because of its epic hubris.

  • The United States of America and its economy is collapsing, in no small part because of General Motors.


The one opera composer I know IRL isn't interested. I guess he thinks the idea isn't worthy of Verdi? Still, it is a tragedy of our times, involving The Big Show, warriors, presidents, greed, vanity, sloth, gluttony, outrageous fortune, random dumb luck and Everyman.

Coming soon to an opera house near you! (I hope.) I'll be happy to consult with anyone who would care to try.
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From:squigglequill
Date:June 25th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
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I wish I could have more regular conversations with you about stuff like this.
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From:ferrocene
Date:June 26th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
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I know! Me to with you. I must read & write LJ more often.
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From:spangletigress
Date:July 3rd, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
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If you find someone to compose this opera (as I am alas no talented with opera), then I will be among your first audience and I will aid in the advertising!
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