The Masked Ball - Matt Krefting - Straw Hat For A Madman

Fret no more and read on because we've got a few simple tips that'll not only help you distinguish men's masks from women's, but also have you showing off your style with confidence Continue Reading. Whether you're heading off to your next fundraiser, masquerade ball, or dance lesson. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind before you enter the ballroom The welcoming party that lasted throughout the entire day was also never planned.

But it was enjoyable. Sadly, the party nearly depleted all food and ingredients in the household. So today, nothing will stand in his way from doing grocery shopping. He made sure the process was quick as possible as they drove out the mansion, across the green lands and into the city. There, they gathered what they needed from the market venues. So far, things have gone well without trouble.

As a hitman, this helped with locating enemy targets and plan ahead if enemies try any surprise attacks. Donavan watches them go with a sigh of relief. These parts of the streets were empty, so anything could happen in this encounter.

Backup firearms and ammunitions are kept with Bud. You may call me Arthur. Usually graduates like myself are placed in lesser assignments before hitting more important ones, but the higher-ups called for my assistance in this one.

Markings decorate the blade and Donavan feels himself take a step back at waves of light magic flowing from it. And now I have been chosen as their guardian and protector, while at the same time carry on the family legacy to wipe out all demons who wish to disrupt the peace of mankind. Donavan May instead? You used to be a scientist of what was supposed to be a psychiatric hospital. Equations give me too much of a headache. His hand inches closer for his gun. At this, Donavan starts to sweat.

Arthur holds up three fingers. She was the lover of an ex-patient-now-rogue named Leo Sanchez and stated he had been missing for weeks. Try as she may, she could not find him. She hoped that by coming here, someone might know something, only to break into sobs when no one could offer anything.

The scientists that ran Project: ALICE were never successful at fully acquiring information about how the artifact operates. And they know little to nothing about Alice letting others use it. He might be given a second chance. But if you turn yourself in peacefully, your sentences for your crimes might be less severe. And who knows? Maybe in the future, you can offer yourself to do good and the authorities will allow it.

And the more you continue to let them treat you like a puppet on strings, the more that corruption will consume you. But I would rather die fighting than turn myself in peacefully to a hell the higher-ups created. His blue eyes show confliction, but that vanishes quickly and he assumes his stance for battle. He follows a path alongside a river stream through the dense trees and it was there he nearly got hit by an arrow.

He jumps back as it stabs the ground in front of him. Alert, Irie whips around, trying to locate the source of the attack, but the trees were too thick to spot anyone. Meanwhile, he summons his shark tooth spear from his necklace in case another surprise arrow comes his way.

He jumps at the voice and looks back in front of him. A young person in black stands behind the arrow on the ground, wearing the mask of an owl. In one hand, he holds a bow. Surrender yourself or I shall take you by force.

I mean, how are ya going to get credit for anything if not even I know who ya are? Ya get me? Night Owl snaps into focus and clears his throat. You are being filed as potential threat.

Sources provided that during your time as a patient in an illegal research facility, you came in contact with a powerful item possessed by a woman name Alice. Sources also provided that… HEY! Irie jolts awake. Oh sorry. This is your last warning. Any lead is fine… Okay. Again, thanks for the help… Bye. Monroe was not prepared for the woman to hug her tightly and be bombarded with teary thank yous.

Something warm to drink should soothe your troubles momentarily. As the two women leave, Monroe raises her arms to stretch her stiff limbs. She give a satisfied sound when some joints popped into place. Away from villainy stuff, away from heroes and the authorities, away from the world in general. The scientist laughs nervously as he rubs the dull spot. It looks like now is a better time than ever.

He takes a breath. At the ball, Renato tries to learn from Oscar what costume Riccardo is wearing. Riccardo manages to identify Amelia and tells her of the decision he has made. As they say goodbye, Renato stabs Riccardo. The wounded Riccardo discloses that though he loved Amelia, she never broke her marriage vows. He pardons all the conspirators, bidding farewell to his friends and his country as he dies. The prelude to the piece is composed of themes from the opening scene of the opera, with dramatic contrast between the music of Riccardo's devoted courtiers and the dark mutterings of those who hate him.

Influence of French opera is felt in the first scene, both in the vocal writing for Oscar the page-boy, sprinkled with coloratura effects, and in the closing ensemble in which Riccardo invites everyone to visit the witch's den in disguise.

The music of this ensemble combines French-style elan and a sense of joie de vivre with continued low grumblings from those plotting Riccardo's assassination.

The second scene of the first act is preceded by a dramatic orchestral prelude, with dark instrumental colourings. Riccardo's light-hearted character is developed in the aria he sings in the disguise of a fisherman Di' tu se fedele , with the characteristics of a barcarolle.

Ulrica's prophecy of Riccardo's assassination sets off a quintet with chorus in which Riccardo laughingly rejects the warning as nonsense, the conspirators express their dismay at having seemingly been found out, Ulrica insists that her prophecy is no joke and Oscar has the highest vocal line expressing his grief at the thought of Riccardo's murder.

The act ends with a patriotic anthem like theme for the chorus juxtaposed with different vocal lines for the principals. The second act begins with a stormy orchestral introduction. The grand scene for the soprano which follows is multi-sectioned with a slow cantilena accompanied by solo cor anglais , then a dramatic and quick middle section as Amelia is terrified by an apparition, and a slower anguished prayer with a final cadenza calling for an exceptional range from high to low.

The following love duet is also multi-sectioned, building to a rapturous climax. A quartet with chorus closes the act, with radically different emotions once again being conveyed simultaneously in a single piece of music - the sardonic, mocking laughter of the conspirators, the anguish of Amelia and the implacable hatred and desire for revenge of her husband.

The conspirators return accompanied by the same contrapuntal theme which depicted them in the prelude and accompanied their appearance in the previous scene. The music of the aria for Riccardo that opens the final scene delineates the character's evolution from a selfish and light-hearted pleasure seeker to a serious man who will sacrifice his own happiness in order to do what he now recognises as the right thing. An offstage banda is heard playing dance music as the scene switches to the ball.

Once again Oscar's music introduces the spirit of French opera-comique with his sparkling song Saper vorreste. A string ensemble onstage plays dance music as Riccardo and Amelia bid farewell in a duet, which is interrupted by Renato's stabbing of Riccardo. The musicians, unaware of what has happened, continue to play their music for some bars after this event.

An ensemble with harp develops as Riccardo forgives his murderer and the opera ends with an exclamation of horror from all. The music of the piece is remarkable for its great variety, its vivid and dramatic combinations of varying emotions into one piece of music as in the ensembles in the first and second acts, and its blending of the conventions of Italian serious opera with the spirit of French opera comique.

The opera is scored for flute, piccolo, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, cimbasso, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, harp and strings, together with offstage wind band, offstage bell and small onstage string orchestra four to six first violins, two second violins, two violas, two cellos and two double basses.

A rehearsal of Act 3 Scene 2, including the stabbing of Riccardo, is featured in the closing scene of Bernardo Bertolucci's film La Luna.

It also confused Leslie Titmuss in John Mortimer 's novel "Titmus Regained"; when a friend said that she was going to see "Un Ballo in Maschera" at Covent Garden, he replied "never been one for dancing".

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