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The Twitter Opera: Ashton Kutcher Edition

London’s Royal Opera House is trying to create the first opera written solely with real Twitter updates. We beat them to the punch — and using only one guy’s tweets, too.

By (@jr_raphael)

August 11, 2009

Twitter OperaImagine it: an opera written completely by the Twitter community. Everyone tweets in their suggestions, and the updates combine to form a one-of-a-kind theatrical production. Filled mainly, we assume, with spam and social media expert pitches.

For better or for worse, though, the Royal Opera House in London is trying to pull it off. The ROH has announced plans to stage the world’s first Twitter-written opera, asking anyone and everyone to tweet suggestions to @youropera for inclusion. They’re trying to make history. What they didn’t count on was us beating them to the punch…and taking things a step further.

We’ve composed a beautiful ballad using only Twitter updates from — brace yourself — Ashton Kutcher. Yes, Twitter’s very own golden boy, the one and only @aplusk. Tickets go on sale soon, but you can get an exclusive sneak preview of the libretto right now.

Curtain, please.

“The Morning Zoo”

An opera composed using only actual tweets sent by Ashton Kutcher during the month of July

[Verse 1]

Sitting on top of the world
Close your eyes and listen to the rain
Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
But don’t worry; God never blinks.
Don’t worry; God never blinks.

[Chorus]

So happy to be in the city
It was a little hot today
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

Looking for something white to wear.
Friday night… Sigh. Ahhhhhhhhh
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

[Second verse]

Preparing to break a fast. Water first
Now chocolate cake
I’ve tried toMato juice before.
That makes me sick!!!!!
Oh yeah! That makes me sick!!!!!

[Chorus]

So happy to be in the city
It was a little hot today
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

Looking for something white to wear.
Friday night… Sigh. Ahhhhhhhhh
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

[Bridge]

Welcome to the shoot
Bringing people together
Hanging with the cast of the beautiful life
I think I got good seats
Check that unbelievable seats

[Chorus]

So happy to be in the city
It was a little hot today
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

Looking for something white to wear.
Friday night… Sigh. Ahhhhhhhhh
I love the morning zoo
I love the morning zoo

Ready to see how we stack up with that other Twitter opera? You can see the Royal Opera House’s work-in-progress here.






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Comments

  • Tehmaster

    The royal opera house update page is gone!