Operas as summarized by the lyrics of "Ashes to Ashes"

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Do you remember a guy that’s been in such an early song?

Licht: I heard a rumor from Ground Control.

Moses und Aron: They got a message from the action man.

Der Freischütz:

Aennchen: I’m happy; hope you’re happy, too.

Don Giovanni: I’ve loved all I needed to love; sordid details following.

Elektra: The shrieking of nothing is killing.

Madama Butterfly: Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis.

La Bohème: I ain’t got no money.

Samson et Dalila: I ain’t got no hair.

Götterdämmerung: I’m hoping to kick, but the planet—it’s glowing.


Thaïs: Strung out in heaven’s high!
Athanaël: Hitting an all-time low.

Tannhäuser: Time and again I tell myself, “I’ll stay clean tonight.”

The Merry Widow: I’m stuck with a valuable friend.

The Midsummer Marriage: One flash of light, but no smoking pistol.

Mefistofele: I never done good things.

Albert Herring: I never done bad things.

Der fliegende Holländer: I never did anything out of the blue.

The Ice Break: Want an axe to break the ice.

Tosca: Want to come down right now.

Wozzeck: My mother said, to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom.


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