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Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in The Voice Box | 0 comments

Operagasm Exclusive: Top Five on Beethoven’s Playlist

by Christie Connolley

Of course our playlists are jampacked with the songs from our upcoming recitals, and the roles we are performing next month and the roles we are hoping to perform next year.  And with the exception of that time I was rolling with my windows down blaring Brahms’ Dies Irae, I usually unwind with some decisivley non-Classical music.  Don’t you think our musical forefathers would partake in some fun, mindless ditties as well?

When I think of Beethoven, I think severe.  I also think deaf as hell.  So modern day Beethoven would rock out to mostly heavy metal selections blaring at unheard of decibels with his ears right up to the extra large speakers.  Let’s be honest, Beethoven also had a nice head of hair which would be most advantageous during endless headbanging sessions.

Metallica – Master of Puppets

Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train

Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera
(Let’s be honest, Beethoven didn’t have much success with opera, so I am sure this one really resonates with him)

Accept – Balls to the Wall

Megadeth – Symphony of Destruction

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