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Subject: Headline Opera
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:27:16 -0500

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Based on the revelations in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" ripping
open the obvious (to thinking individuals) and inherent flaws in the
Trump administration, I couldn't help but wonder what vocal works might be
relevant to the currant situation.

The one that came to mind was Handel's Oratorio "Belshazzar's Feast" and
the corresponding text from Daniel - Chapter V:

"...And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though
thou knewest all this...and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose
are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified...

Then was the part of the hand sent from him... And this is the writing that

MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians....

In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain..."

What other works come to mind?

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