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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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Is the Prelude on YouTube the final version?
Didn't you say the Prelude was a Prologue?
Is the backdrop of the Prelude video what will be shown at the beginning of the opera?
Why are the lyrics to Pamela's Arietta stretched to fit the tune, and sometimes emphasize wrong syllables?
Will there be a viola solo?
If someone was interested in getting into opera, how would you recommend going about doing it?

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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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Will you hear the bell of the Clock Tower toll more often after midnight of the final day, like in the game?
Do you leave recitatives up to interpretation, like Rossini, for example, or are they fully composed too?
How different are the demos from the final result?
Does Kafei give/send Anju the pendant of memories, or does it get left out?
What is your favorite part of the opera?

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In the game, Anju leaves for the ranch if Link doesn't intervene, so will she not be waiting at the inn for Kafei?
Will you sell the score in the future?
Will the Fierce Deity itself show up or get referenced in a way that is symbolic of Termina's memories?
When is the projected release of the makeover of the Mayor's Fugato demo?
Will Lulu appear in the opera where she can talk?

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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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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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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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Have you read Hylian Dan's article The Message of Majora's Mask?
Have you read Hylian Dan's article Immortal Childhood?
How's progress, and are you already in contact with Nintendo?
Are you planning on including the Composer Brothers in Ikana?
Who will free the other three giants?

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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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Will the opera be composed entirely of Majora's Mask music, or will it be mixed with original pieces?