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Guess the operas and ballets from the emoji

We challenged our Twitter followers to guess 20 plots as told through a series of icons on #WorldEmojiDay.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

18 July 2017 at 3.51pm | 5 Comments

Love triangles, disguises, deaths: opera plots aren't renowned for their simplicity. The same can be said of a number of stories told through dance.

To celebrate the art forms we know and love, we translated 20 well-known opera and ballet plots into a series of icons, as part of #WorldEmojiDay – a global celebration of pictographs. After all, opera and ballet have emotion at their core, so what better way to bring these stories to a new audience (as well as entertaining our existing followers) than through a series of lighthearted emoji riddles posted on social media?

Can you guess the operas and ballets from the simplified plots below? We'll reveal the answers in the comments section below.

How many did you guess? Follow us on Twitter @RoyalOperaHouse and let us know.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

18 July 2017 at 3.51pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged #WorldEmojiDay, Ballet, Emoji, opera, plot, Social Media, story, twitter, World Emoji Day

This article has 5 comments

  1. Helen Pattison responded on 18 July 2017 at 7:00pm Reply

    Excellent quiz

  2. Roger Lovegrove responded on 19 July 2017 at 2:51pm Reply

    Fantastic. My favourite is The Sleeping Beauty.

  3. Susan Carlton-Jones responded on 19 July 2017 at 5:11pm Reply

    Loved trying to guess these.Didn't do too badly as I had the pleasure of dancing with both the Opera and the ballet companies at R.O.H

  4. Jackie Dunn responded on 22 July 2017 at 10:25pm Reply

    Great fun, thank you!

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