We all know by now that Verdi’s Nabucco is loosely based on the Bible, and the deep background of the story is the Babylonian Captivity, the Exile. Upon looking more closely at the libretto of the opera, one can find all of the different forms of prayer that one can actually find in the Bible, prayer-forms that are actually recognized by Biblical scholars. Did Temistocle Solera, the librettist for Verdi’s opera, know the Bible that well? Perhaps, perhaps not. But listen to the examples you’ll find in today’s podcast and make up your own mind. (http://sandiegoopera.libsyn.com/)
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"After listening to the first episode I would almost guess Nova Star Hunters was more inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy or Red Dwarf …" sez Jesse from SFFaudio where I found this hilarious, inspired, clever audio drama (can you tell I loved episode 1?). Give it a try with those two examples in mind.