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26 June 2020, 17:22
The Twitterati are out in full force, with one aim: to ruin the operas we know and love by changing one letter.
Don’t you hate it when someone probably your mum, always gets the name of famous songs, operas or pieces of music wrong?
Well, now Twitter have decided to embrace it. From a modern adaptation of Verdi’s celebrated work, set in a budget supermarket – Asda – to Purcell’s Baroque opera starring a dog in the lead role – of course, the great Fido and Aeneas – here are some of the world’s most famous operas, made *quite different* by changing just one letter.
It all started with this tweet that we sent out, expecting to hear radio silence:
Ruin an opera by changing one letter. We’ll start with: Carmex.#RuinAnOperaByChangingALetter— Classic FM (@ClassicFM) June 26, 2020
But then, things really snowballed.
The Frying Dutchman— Anne-Marie Minhall (@AMinhall) June 26, 2020
William Fell— Tabitha McGrath 🔶🔶 (@tabithamcgrath) June 26, 2020
The Magic Glute 🍑 #RuinAnOperaByChangingALetter— Rosie Pentreath 🏳️🌈 (@RosiePentreath) June 26, 2020
The Merry Window— Siân (@sianahamer) June 26, 2020
The Pilates of Penzance.— Andy Sawers (@mr_numbers) June 26, 2020
Porgy and Bees— Julia Siciliano (@JuliaSiciliano3) June 26, 2020
Porky and Bess— K Brian Moore (@KBrianMoore1) June 26, 2020
Magic fluke— Nick Rabb (@NickRabb) June 26, 2020
Turandog— Walter Aparicio (@wfaparicio) June 26, 2020
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