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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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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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Why does the instrumental for the Mayor's Fugato demo need a makeover?
Why do you think English is an easy language to learn?
Will Kafei go inside Stone Tower?
If you stage the opera, where would you want its first performance?
Do you happen to know how the number of musicians and singers needed compares to other operas?

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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 are you going to use to help move the set pieces during the opera?
Does the Milk Bar choir in Act III include the Indigo-Gos, and will that be their only purpose?
Is the Garo Master a baritone or lower to match his laugh?
The quotes at the start of the Clock Town Choir demo, did you write them yourself?
How do you gather the resolve, focus, and motivation to work on a single thing for so long?

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Don't some of your answers qualify as spoilers?
Do you have an idea of what the final cast size would be?
Will there be any originals for when/if you've used up all the themes in the game but need more?
How far along have you come in terms of set and costume design?
Are we going into the fisherman's house, or does he have a window?

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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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What are your general thoughts on traditional musical theater?
How will you get the moon on stage, will it be drawn on the backgrounds, will it be there all the time?
Where will the moon go during indoor scenes?
Why do the Rosa Sisters perform Kamaro's dance in the Clock Town Choir demo if Link is absent?
Are any cues from the Indigo-Gos' music going to appear, or are they too tied with Link?
Will Mikau be alive or dead?

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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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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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Were you trained in classical composition, or did you teach yourself?
Will you attend one of the Symphony of the Goddesses concerts this year?
Are you planning to get a copy of Majora's Mask 3DS?
Are you going to have to go through legal issues if you're planning to stage the opera?
I can't think of a question, so how's it going?

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What is the demo you're most proud of?
Do you have specific dance choreographies figured out?
How many numbers do you think will be in the final work?
Do you have a set libretto, or are you writing it with the music as you go along?
How long does it take to make these Q&As?

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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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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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Are you going to have some minor comedy in the opera, or will it just be tragedy?
Can you release the background music from these Q&As?
Will the Final Hours theme by included?
How many Q&As will there be?
Since Kafei isn't turned into a child, does Majora/Skull Kid have an impact on his backstory?
Have Kafei and Majora/Skull Kid met before the start of the first day?

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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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Will the moon be a giant prop that looms over the stage throughout the opera?
Why do the Rosa Sisters perform Kamaro's dance in the Clock Town Choir demo if Link is absent?
How will you recreate on stage the disturbing atmosphere provided by FX in the Majora's Aria demo?
Will Koume & Kotake and their theme be making an appearance?
Is there a 9th demo, and is it in progress?

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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?