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How many costumes do you think it will take for the full opera?
Will we be getting new demos anytime soon?
What is the longest number in the opera?
What is the number with the densest orchestration?
Sharp's Curse, a.k.a. the Melody of Darkness, is it in the opera?

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What is your favorite number in each act of the opera so far?
Have you ever thought about composing for any video games?
Are the progress bars in the Majora blog actually progressing at all?
Which specific version of Linux are you using in the devlogs?
Do you all outright know all of the minutiae of score interpretation, or do you have a giant rulebook or style guide?
Is it that only the conductor needs to know how the music should sound, and players just note down indications?

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How many musicians and singers would have to be in the opera?
Are the Milk Bar patrons drunk off of normal milk, milk mixed with alcohol, or alcohol served alongside milk?
Why did you decide to write the opera in English?
Is the Red Sea instrumental going to be a part of the opera, and is anyone going to sing over it?
Do you think Nintendo will approve this project?

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What is exactly is the difference between a prologue and a prelude?
Do you have the Final Hours theme orchestrated yet?
In the Majora's Aria demo, what instruments did you use for the synthetic sounds of Majora's Incarnation?
Where does Kafei's and Anju's love theme come from in the game?
Where did your logo come from?

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How will you incorporate the Clock Tower's bells in the opera, as an instrument or a sample?
Why did you add swear words like "damned" in the Mayor's Fugato when this was originally a game for children?
Will there be some form of heroic intervention even if Link is not going to be there?
Do you have any demo singers in mind you'd like to keep for the staging?
Once all is said and done, would you write songs that didn't make it into the opera, like the Koume & Kotake duet?

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When and how did you get inspiration to make an opera from the game?
Is the opera going to have spoken dialogue similar to singspiel, or will there only be recitatives between numbers?
Would you call your opera a Gesamtkunstwerk?
Do you by any chance need ocarina players?
What lead you to give the Giant's Lament demo such a big overhaul compared to other demos?
A lot of the Giant's Lament's libretto has changed, but why did "so we roared" become "and we roared"?

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Would you be willing to translate your libretto to Japanese if officially asked to by Nintendo?
In working on the opera, have you discovered a newfound love for any instrument you didn't have before?
What instrument have you enjoyed working with the most?
Will you associate events and characters only to certain themes, or will they be associated to instruments as well?
If the opera gets staged, will it go worldwide, will it visit small countries of the EU that don't usually see this?

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What instruments did you use for the hollow clanging sounds in the Great Bay temple theme in Kafei's Dream?
Will there be an online or DVD version of the opera I can purchase in case I can't make it to a performance?
Why doesn't Kafei just make another Sun Mask if his got stolen?
What other special significance is there in the Sun Mask for Kafei to actually search for Sakon?
Will you portray Skull Kid as a villain, or as a tragic hero?
What happens at the end?

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The Stock Pot Trio makeover pronounces it "Kafei" instead of the old "Kafai", but wasn't that only because of singing technique?
Do all operatic singers use this much vibrato?
Will we see much more of the postman in the opera?
Is Anju's mother in the Stock Pot Trio makeover a bit weaker in the lower register? Is it because she's a mezzo-soprano and not a contralto?
What is the instrument that plays at the beginning of the Stock Pot Trio demo?