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Someone ping Brünnhilde: Operaplot Twitter Contest winners announced

May 14, 2009 |  3:19 pm


Anyone who says opera fans aren't as technically savvy as the rest of us hasn't met the contestants of the Operaplot Twitter Contest.

The popular Internet game has become a hit among opera buffs since it was launched earlier this year by the Canadian blog The Omniscient Mussel. Players must tweet the plot of any opera they choose in 140 characters or less. The cleverest entries win prizes like free tickets to major opera companies.

Today, the winners were announced for the latest round, and there are five of them, ranging geographically from San Francisco to Britain.

Los Angeles' very own celebrity soprano Danielle de Niese (pictured above) served as the judge for this round.

The winners tweeted about Wagner's Ring Cycle, Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Massinet's "Thaïs," Strauss' "Salome" and many more.

There also were three honorable mention recipients for the current round.

Keep reading to find out Culture Monster's favorite tweets from the winners' circle.

Jessica Duchen: Dear Don, 1003 women in Spain alone is too many. You’ll be in deep s--- when my dad’s ghost gets to you. Go to hell. Love, Anna [Don Giovanni]

James Harrington: Let me get this straight: unfathomable treasure if I betroth my loopy daughter to a ghost? Deal. She’ll meet you by the fjord. [The Flying Dutchman]

Stephen Llewellyn: There was a young lady called Fricka Who…who…*snore* “Wake up – it’s over.” It’s good, I just wish it were quicka. [The Ring]

-- David Ng

Photo: Danielle de Niese performing at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times