Invitation to an Opera (episode)
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|'Invitation to an Opera'|
|LOGH: series 3, episode 7|
|July 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)|
|←||61st of 110 released in LOGH||→|
|←||64th of 165 released in all||→|
Invitation to an Opera (Japanese:
Free Planets Alliance High Council Supreme Chairman João Rebelo visits Yang Wen-li in prison. Yang realises he will be used as a scapegoat by the Alliance to avoid Imperial intervention. Walter von Schönkopf and Dusty Attemborough reorganise Yang's former subordinates. The Rosen Ritter rise up in full rebellion, and the Alliance troops sent to suppress the Rosen Ritter are no match for them in terms of battle experience and morale. During the ensuing chaos, the Rosen Ritter kidnaps Rebelo, who is en route to an appointment with the Imperial consul Helmut Lennenkampf. After Schönkopf demands the Alliance military to release Yang, using Rebelo as a hostage, the military brass decides to sacrifice the Supreme Chairman and orders Yang to be executed. Frederica Greenhill Yang and Schönkopf save Yang at the last moment, and escape together into the night.
"I've always wanted to taste a 870 UC (72 NIC / 561 IC / 3670 CE) vintage white wine before I die."
- – Yang Wen-li, when his would-be executioner asked him for any last requests
"We are the Rosen Ritter! If you'd still like to fight even after you know that then write your wills and bring it on! Or, if you prefer, we can write something for you, in your own blood!"
- – Rainer Blumhardt, pulling a bluff against the guards of the prison Yang Wen-li was detained in
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig. Entschieden (00:01:30)
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor: I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig. (00:11:15)
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 10 [Cooke version]: II. Scherzo (00:14:20)
- Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (WWV 96): Act 2 - Was duftet doch der Flieder (00:18:04)
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4: I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen (00:22:14)
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection': I. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck (00:24:02)
- The opera which Rebelo is supposed to watch with Lennenkampf is Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg). The segment which Lennenkampf was watching before leaving abruptly is an aria by Hans Sachs, one of the main characters, in the third scene of the second act.
- Tomiyama Kei as Yang Wen-li
- Sakakibara Yoshiko as Frederica Greenhill Yang
- Watabe Takeshi as Helmut Lennenkampf
- Hazama Michio as Walter von Schönkopf
- Inoue Kazuhiko as Dusty Attemborough
- Kamiya Akira as Baghdash
- Nanba Keiichi as Rainer Blumhardt
- Tanaka Masahiko as Sahm
- Kayumi Iemasa as João Rebelo
- Yamanouchi Masato as Enrique Oliveira
- Ebara Masashi as Rockwell
- Nakano Yutaka as Jawaf
- Masutani Yasunori as Shannon
- Yara Yūsaku as Narrator
- Screenplay: Kawanaka Shimao
- Storyboard: Yokoda Kazu
- Episode director: Yamaguchi Mihiro
- Animation director: Ikeda Yūji
- Mechanical animation director: Takahashi Hideki
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