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by Roger A. Ochs
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Yes, I really do speak in that key.




Every opera

Needs its bass

Basso profundo

Base villain

Of the piece

I think it

No accident

My voice


Key of Eь

My life has been

An imitation of

The baseborn art


The bass never


Never gets

                     to live

Happily ever after

                                with the Mezzo

His wickedness is

                                 his strength

His power creates

                                  his downfall

His will enables

                             his demise

More often

                     than not

He is destroyed

                              or dead

Before the

                    final curtain

Then he

                and I

Rise behind

                       that same curtain

Repeat performance





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Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 6/3/2010
I love this! Tragic villain. lovable thief. Much ambiguosity in this. I have to ask myself if those defense mechanisms aren't just about to be replaced with cleansing self evaluation instead.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/3/2010
The bass is the best voice in the whole opera! More commanding, more sensual than all the others.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/3/2010
Excellent layout, Roger
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/2/2010
Ah the Dark Prince does riseth unto the what the hell does that mean...? And how many shows can you do in a day... only one? So what good are ya anyway...;-) Ed
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/2/2010
Bravo Rogerto (lol)!

This is as Christine says, deserving of a standing ovation, however, I would have to add, filled with an actor/singer's perspective of course to me with a pagan artsy flair!

Love it!
Much peace, love, and light,

Good to read you again, you need to write more!!!!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/2/2010
Look, any guy singing opera resonates in my key. Yes, tenors, but also bassi profundo!
Your poem is deserving of a standing Ovation,
and many repeat reads.
Reviewed by Beverly Scofield 6/2/2010
Ah, but when the Basso Profundo is on stage, he dominates the attention of the feminine heart. Does it matter that she is required by custom to hide her feverish interest in favor of the insipid notes of the Tenor. (smile)

Beautiful, Roger.


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