Thanks to the more than 70,000 of you here tonight at Adele-aide Oval! Read about the record-breaking @Adele crowd: https://t.co/jNtiWEFKBb pic.twitter.com/Nv9NznCqLo— Adelaide Oval (@TheAdelaideOval) March 13, 2017
If you were here in this ethereal theatre earlier today, you will have seen, and possibly even heard, the introduction to my latest journalistic assignment, at least if you have the ability to see and hear.
Ethereal Theatre special show this afternoon: Home Town Story https://t.co/qjzSHXsLz6 #Adelaide #Adele #AdeleAdelaide pic.twitter.com/nMeJZ017EE— Adelaide Reporting (@AdelaideAdagia) March 13, 2017
But my ears are ringing dreadfully now so I can hardly hear myself thinking. How would you feel if you were placed in a box with a deafening roar going on around you?
When I peeped out, during the performance, I could see a considerable number of people wandering up and down the wide, yellow aisles. I do not understand why. There were even audience members singing along. Did they not think the non-soprano was loud enough to sing unaccompanied?
There were other ladies singing in the background. The words seemed to me to be more appropriate for the Queen of the Night to sing. Mr Schikaneder believes Ms Adkins has stolen a few ideas from him. There's a fire burning in his heart as a consequence.
Watch out for Adele fans Chasing Pavements. Every pedestrian is Someone Like You and deserves to get home safely. https://t.co/VPIHtVnQLB— SA Police News (@SAPoliceNews) March 13, 2017
Look after your fellow concert-goers at tonight's @Adele show. You don't need to go giving them half your Grammy - just be considerate.— SA Police News (@SAPoliceNews) March 13, 2017
As you may know, Nannerl is a music journalist for @AdelaideAdagia in #Adelaide, Australia. She has heard a lookalike impostor is in town. pic.twitter.com/VspS61gzfB— Harmonious Interplay (@MozartyParty) March 13, 2017
Ethereal Theatre of the Twaklinesque: Adele Adelaide Adagia Review - Part One https://t.co/tvSas83wxl— Adelaide Reporting (@AdelaideAdagia) March 13, 2017
I think my brother could be interested in asking the non-soprano to audition as Marcellina, though most Adelaideans would think he meant a pizza waitress.
The non-soprano may have the capacity to be a suitably volatile Donna Elvira or even an Elvis impersonator.
🇦🇺🎤😄Her Smile! @Adele performs at The Adelaide Oval Adelaide AUS March 13 2017 Photo by Cale Porter via Nova 919https://t.co/xNiL82ri9N pic.twitter.com/7EteBN7R2S— Adelettes (@Adelettes) March 13, 2017
The brightest light... @Adele .... plus full moon.@TheAdelaideOval #AdeleAdelaide pic.twitter.com/H3T6Ql88jc— Cate Pearce (@CateP36) March 13, 2017
If my perceptions of the Adele libretto are correct, Pamina was sent off by her mother to practice a role in the deep voice of Sarastro. I am not sure why.
Adelaide turning on the goods for @Adele tonight. Amazing venue, amazing artist... Absolute perfection👌🏼 #Adele #adelaideoval #helloitsme pic.twitter.com/slS95xlqTH— Bec🍷📚☕️🗻 (@Becca_marie36) March 13, 2017
Thanks @Adele we are grateful to have you perform in #Adelaide you were brilliant pic.twitter.com/tksupNtcqg— Vincent Tarzia, MP (@VincentTarzia) March 13, 2017
Well, I must say I find it not at all surprising that someone like that would have stage fright in such an immensely large theatre, particularly without a roof. The seating for the audience members was not at all comfortable either, as indicated by their frequent squirming.
Ethereal Theatre of the Twaklinesque: How to Overcome Stage Fright on the World Stage https://t.co/Z5qSYjvaky— Adelaide Reporting (@AdelaideAdagia) March 13, 2017
There have been many other reviews of the performance, most of which say much the same thing, which is not much at all.
Adele leaves Adelaide in love: ADELE swept into town in true rock-star style, arriving by private jet late just… https://t.co/EVESF0LkzT— Geelong Journal (@geelongjournal) March 13, 2017
My review obviously asks many questions. For example, does music do anything to improve the world?
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The non-soprano did a few Papagena impersonations, between singing, if you ask me.
Where was Papageno?
I do not recall seeing or hearing a Tamino, either.