Well played, both. Must mention @Canuck as he replied by PM.
It would, indeed!
Very well played, @JimInOz
That rebus is obscure to me, I must say!
First one. The lady is Cynthia Payne, a notorious English brothel owner, know as Madam Cyn.
Second clue is obvious, so we have Madam Butterfly.
Working through the next lot.
Moon - m = moon or Un
Alexander Graham Bell again
Winston Churchill's V
The O girl
Un / bel / dì, ve / drem / o (One fine day, we'll see)
It's a beautiful aria that I was enjoyed one night at Hamer Hall (Melbourne's "Opera House").
The only downside was an older gentleman, seated to my right, continually sobbing and muttering about how beautiful it was while dabbing away tears with a huge floral handkerchief.
It was quite off-putting so I had to have a very quiet word in his delicate (and extremely fragrant) ear.
He was a bit quieter after that, but I could feel vicious side glances every now and again.
I don't think he could believe that the Philistine who had whispered "those words" to him could possibly enjoy or appreciate opera.
How rebus submissions have changed! I am constantly impressed at the mental gymnastics necessary to solve ones like Madam Butterfly! Well done!
Sometimes, it’s best not to ask.
You might not like the answer…
Magic Mirror on the Wall (?) is the Fairest One of All. (Best I can do.)
That's Dr Who, so your '?' actually works quite well as an answer! Nice solve
That worked out well
If he were still alive he’d be over the moon to see his work referenced here, no doubt
Claude Debussy, Claire de Lune (I hope).
Aye, can’t reallly be anything else methinks
Looks like shared stars for you two
Brownie points for @Canuck for the whole shaboogle
William Shakespeare: the Merry Wives of Windsor
Brilliant rebus, brilliant answer. I should have recognized Windsor, having been there.
Tough one! Prove me wrong!
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