Oddities in Opera - The teenage lovers.

Oddities in Opera - The teenage lovers.

Thanks for my morning fix, Lewis. Another wonderful cartoon.

This is so funny Lewis, what better start to the day than having a laugh with you.. The drawing of this is wonderful.

Love the drawing, Lewis, and enjoyed the narrative very much. The lady's expression is a hoot, as if she's saying, "Not you again". Another beauty. Brian

"The fat lady singing" ( refering to this opera) is a common joke that ends/finalises a lot of events. As ever you have her/them spot on Lewis. (-:

Another hilarious drawing! Their expressions are so funny, and I love her armoured dress!

Ooh, Lewis, she'd be painful to bump into!😂

Thanks for the feedback, I was worried this has gone on too long. (Last one tomorrow). You're right about her outfit, Marjorie, she needs hazard warnings all around her. I looked her up on the net (to find out how to spell her name)...some of the images I saw there make my outfit look quite restrained.

Brilliant again , Lewis! My daughter in law [Maltese, and large!] tells me voices do not mature until people have turned 30! She sings opera, and beautifully! Wonderful drawing in this one, love her hair! And expressions are priceless!

I just love your characters . I don't know if you have heard of the "Fallas" in Spain but you would have a field day designing these. They are huge effigies made out of wood, papier-mâché etc. and are erected in towns in the Valencia region in March each year and are burnt after being filled with fireworks.

I hope her armour isn’t loaded Lewis, could do some damage! Love your narratives that go with your superb and imaginative paintings.

The expressions are priceless Lew. So well done!

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In fairness this happens less often these days, there seem to be a lot of younger opera singers around. A few years back I used to record operas when shown on the BBC, because I love a lot of the music and wanted to see/hear it performed in the operas they came from. (there was a lot of fast-forwarding) Back then, teenage lovers played by middle-aged singers seemed to be the norm.

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Lewis Cooper

Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.

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