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Diamond Tiara is excited to have a starring role in Autumn Blaze's new opera. She knows the Opera House isn't haunted, but if it were, she'd be ready to give any Opera Spirit a stern talking-to.

Runner up in the Season 9 Bingo Contest!
Prompt cards included Kirin, Diamond Tiara and Daring Do.

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Chapters (5)
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Comments ( 27 )

Thank you! Next chapter will be published tomorrow :twilightsmile:

If this story is incomplete, then why does it say it's complete?

This is nicely done. The characters are all well-drawn, including Autumn Blaze, who far too often is typecast as a ditzy chatterbox -- when she just loves talking! And opera! And did I mention talking??? The concept sounds like it has possibilities, as well. Props also for taking on using Diamond Tiara as a protagonist, while bringing out how her background has made her who she is. Looking forward to seeing where you take this!

All of the characters feel perfectly on-point. This is a good beginning.

That's the... spirit?

...you know, 'cause the theater is totally not haunted.

This is great... at first when Chrysalis appeared, it felt a little out of left-field, and then I saw where you were going with it, and it works. And I love the pun... Fandom of the opera... , that's almost a Feghoot, but it nicely captures the whole point of the story. Nice use of all the prompts on your card, nothing felt skimped on or handwaved at. Good job!

Wonderful ending! But that pun. That caused some actual physical damage.

Agreed on the pun. Wonderfully horrible. The story itself is just wonderful. A delightful read; thank you for it and best of luck in the contest.

With a bit more polish, this could easily be an actual episode. Well done.

Well this was great fun, and surprisingly heartwarming! I liked it a lot, and hope you continue to write.

I lost it at "fandom of the opera!"

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We need more EQG characters brought in as ponies. :)

Also congrats, you're great at writing Autumn Blaze because I want to strangle her >:|

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...I hope it's not Chestnut. <.<

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I'm floored. My hunch was right, but it turned out to still be something I never expected! And wonderful character work, all around.

"The fandom of the opera is here!"

It turns out you were the real monster all along. :V

10/10 on that pun execution. But everything else was indeed a delight. Love the characters, and how well you utilized the whole of the prompt!

I mean, who doesn't love musical theater?!

Actors are a superstitious and cowardly lot.

And in the Opera everyone is insane. If you start seeing notes with multiple exclamation points, run for it.

Hmm... so someone who needs money is faking a ghost. Someone who has access to the place.

So Chestnut seems obvious. TOO obvious? We'll see.

Okay, Chrissi makes SO much sense now. Pretending to be a mare pretending to be Daring Do...it's positively Shakespearean! And explains why a famous actor is in Ponyville. And why she hated the mention of Twilight. I was wondering what I was missing.

Chrysalis was still looking quizzical. “You discovered there’s a changeling on your cast, and your response is to ask her to stay?”

Opera. Everyone is crazy. I'm loving where this is going...

“That’ll never work,” said Chrysalis incredulously.

I've seen weirder...

Chrysalis released her magical grip on Diamond Tiara, who fell to the dusty floor. Strutting towards her, Chrysalis proclaimed smugly, "Exactly. Fans really, really love their fandoms, especially Daring Do fans. At least as much as subjects love their princesses! Even more! And did you see how filled with Daring Do fans and opera fans this theatre is?" She cackled and declared, "The fandom of the opera is here!"

*groans* You know there's a feghoot contest now right?

Thanks very much for the comments! That was the whole reason I split this fic into chapters, to give people the opportunity to voice their thoughts before the big reveal, exactly the way you and Present Perfect did - so thank you so much!

I'm delighted you picked up on the way that Chryssie-as-Chestnut was irritated at the mention of Twilight. That was one of the subtle early clues I was wondering if anyone would notice. "Positively Shakespearean" is another fantastic description I'm going to be treasuring :pinkiehappy:

As for the feghoot contest, sadly this fic predates it by a couple of months. (I'm sortof arrogantly wondering if I helped prompt it.) I am definitely keen to write something for that contest though, given the, hmm, "positive" reaction to this chapter's pun in this comments section and elsewhere! :pinkiecrazy::trixieshiftright:

This is glorious and I'm sad I missed it earlier.

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