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Are there any typical opera conventions that you've been hesitant to break?
Are there any typical opera conventions that "convinced" you to alter initial ideas to keep it closer to tradition?
How are the remaining demos coming along, any luck getting new singers?
What other themes won't be found in the opera, or do you want to keep that a secret?
Is there a textbook or other means of self-education you'd recommend for learning orchestral composition?
What are you thoughts on the works of Gilbert & Sullivan?

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Will characters with the same voice type be played by the same singer, or would you prefer a different singer for each?
What would you say is the ratio between sung, instrumental, and dance numbers?
Will there be numbers without dancers or singers, or will all have either one or both?
What's most challenging when making the opera more appealing to those unfamiliar with the game?
How much experience do you have playing instruments, composing, and arranging music?
Would you prefer that Nintendo be oblivious of your work for now, or already aware of your videos?

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Are you going to release the official version of Stone Tower?
Are there any scenes from the game that were originally going to be in he opera?
Would you add Link to the story if it were the only way to get an official staging of Majora approved?
Who would you consider the most comedic character in the opera?
If Majora is staged, would you be conducting?

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Is Kafei desperate enough to ignore the fact that the Juggling Brothers' mention of a kidnapping in the swamp is a pun?
Will the libretto to Majora's Aria be revised?
Where do you get a Majora's Mask like the one you used for the Majora's Aria demo?
How often are the writing progress bars updated?
Any hints as to what the 9th demo will entail?

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Kafei is looking for criminal activity, but does nothing about the Gorman Brothers?
Couldn't Kafei use the Garo masks from Romani Ranch as clues to go look in Ikana?
Anju's mother says Anju "doesn't deserve a man like that", does she mean a coward, or a noble?
Will Anju's grandmother appear in the opera?
What are some of the VST samples you've used in the demos?
Could you ease release more of your music?

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If Nintendo doesn't allow for a staging, what backup plans do you have?
How does Kafei witness the Monkey's execution if humans aren't allowed in Deku Palace?
Will the Happy Mask Salesman still have a mysterious air, or will he be portrayed more as an advisor to Kafei?
How will Odolwa be represented? Will he just be silhouette?
How do you make the shadow effect of the demos?

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Will there be any intermissions throughout the 3+ hours of the work, and if so, will they be between acts?
Are you Portuguese?
Will Kafei actually be turned into a child by Skull Kid, or will he be an adult all the way through?
If you take it to stage, how long do you think it's going to be until we can see it live?
How did you find so many good singers willing to perform voluntarily in the demos, was it a problem?

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Once the opera is done, will you release the full score and/or libretto, or even just the demos's?
What are you looking for in members of your ideal orchestra?
Will you hire an entire symphony orchestra, or hold open auditions?
When adapting a game into another medium, what storytelling elements would you say should be considered?
Will Anju's grandmother's stories come into play, or will they be told by one of the giants?
Is Tingle in the opera, and will he sing?

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Why would Zora Hall be problematic for Kafei to access if Zora Cape is accessible by boat?
What is your process involving these demos and a portfolio? Is it a proposal for Nintendo, or a theater?
If this makes it to the stage, will you put it on YouTube, take it to other countries?
What numbers are you looking most forward to presenting, and which are you nervous about?
What went most smoothly in creation, and what was a pain to figure out?
In the demo for Pamela's Arietta, were you the silhouette of her father?

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In Pamela's Arietta, the ever-present sound that goes up and down, is it an accordion or bagpipes?
Is Majora's Aria a statement of the Skull Kid's angry thoughts, or is Majora playing into his insecurities?
How will Odolwa be incorporated into the opera without Link?
Which important characters do you have planned for each voice type?
Are you thinking of making operas for any other games?

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Would this opera be considered a tragedy?
Is the moon going to fall and will everyone just die?
Why not bring up the Romani sisters in Act III when Anju is supposed to leave for the ranch?
Will Cremia be mentioned by Anju's mother during their discussion on the night of the 2nd day?
Aren't you scared that the opera may be too long and will require scrapping some numbers?
You mentioned Majora was originally thought up in Latin; did you get to write any of that?
What is the nature of the Happy Mask Salesman in the opera?

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How will Kafei reach Ikana Valley?
Will Kafei be collecting items as Link did to help him along his journey?
How will the vocal distortions in Majora's Aria be handled on stage?
Will you still leave the old pre-makeover demos up for comparison?
Will the Great Fairy appear, since in the game Kafei mentioned he was on his way to see her?
Will there be any original characters?

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Will Sakon be a main character?
Are any tunes from other Zeldas going to make it in?
Do you have any estimate as to when the first draft will be finished?
Are there plans to cast children in the opera?
In the Pamela's Arietta demo, are you that thin or did you use some SFX to do the undead?

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Will only humanoid characters be in this?
How do you plan to represent the Deku on stage?
Couldn't Viscen be voiced by a countertenor?
Will Kaepora Gaebora be showing up at all?
What other characters from Ikana will appear?
Will the seahorses appear?

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Will you include more masks besides Majora's, Keaton's, Sun's, and Moon's?
Since Majora is going to be a character in the opera, are you going to address 'her' origins?
Will Kafei's good friend, the Curiosity Shop Man, be featured at all?
Is Majora/Skull Kid more like a secondary antagonist in comparison to Sakon?
Will Kafei confront Majora along his journey?