"Opera" Essays and Research Papers


Brittany Pacheco Writing 3: Opera Opera, starting out the Baroque period, stemmed from Humanism in the Renaissance era. Opera went back to wanting to make people have a emotional response to the music they were listening to through the musical devices that they used to write the music. They were becoming obsessed again with the Greek style of music however, they wanted to make it better and so they came up with some of their own new developments for example, one device they used was the stile...

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Opera Carmen

OPERA CARMEN The Story of Georges Bizet's Famous Opera The scene of Carmen takes place in Seville, Spain during the mid 19th century. Main Characters of Carmen Carmen (soprano) Don Jose (tenor) El Dancairo (baritone) El Remendado (tenor) Escamillo (baritone) Frasquita (mezzo-soprano) Mercedes (mezzo-soprano) Micaela (soprano) Morales (bass) Zuniga (bass) Carmen - is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac...

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The Opera Case Negotiation

Business Negotiations Summary of My negotiation from the Opera-case and how I think it was different from other cases The Opera case was a case about relationship and reputation, it made the negotiation a little bit different. We discussed the case in a more open way and were really honest to each other, we also applied many of the things we had learnt from the book and classes. When I compared with other cases I could see how we negotiated in a less stressful way and did focus on the problem...

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Opera for a Small Room

Ishita Kapur Professor Melissa Ragona Contemporary Art History, 60206 15 April, 2009 Opera for a Small Room “Opera for a Small Room” is a time-based mixed-media installation by Canadian artists, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The mixed media includes sound, record players, records and synchronized lighting. It is exhibited in “a small room”, 2.6 x 3 x 4.5m, and plays in a 20-minute loop. This piece constructs a hyper realistic narrative centered on the character R. Dennehy. Dennehy...

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Manila Grand Opera Hotel

History Manila Grand Opera Hotel The Manila Grand Opera House was built in the mid-19th century as the H.T. Hashim’s National Cycle Track, a circular wooden structure with a nipa roof. 1890, the name was changed to the Teatro Nacional (National Theater), where the Russian Circus and some American theater companies performed. The name was subsequently changed to the Manila Grand Opera House after an extensive expansion of the original theater and its conversion to an opera house in time for the...

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Italian Opera vs. French Opera

According to R. Wagner opera does not mean so much a musical work, as a musical, poetical, and spectacular work all at once; opera is the work par excellence, to the production of which all the arts are necessary (Sutherland, 1). " Opera starts not with music but with its literary source (story or plot), whether it be history, biography, fiction, or mythology in the form of poem, play, drama, novel, or original libretto"(Knapp 6). Opera is a combination of mangled drama, the singers, the music...

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The Opera Carmen and Gender Roles

present in nineteenth century France and Spain. It introduces readers to numerous aspects of life including treatment of women, prejudices towards individuals and groups, social structures, and accepted social behavior. Carmen, as both a novel and opera, is a literary work that was written not only to entertain but also to reflect nineteenth century society. Carmen, as a literary work, has experienced many changes throughout its existence. The French author Prosper Merimme originally wrote Carmen...

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Vivaldi and Venetian Opera

Assignment 4: Vivaldi and Venetian Opera It is apparent just based upon time period (without even initial consideration of the source reading) that gender most definitely played a role in the reception of Vivaldi’s concertos during his lifetime; as one of the musicians who oversaw the instruction of the schools for music students, it is highly likely that he had a hand in shaping the ways by which students in each group were taught, and thus had an influence on gender role in a society of musicians...

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Baroque Opera Through the Ages

Essay: Baroque Opera through the Ages Baroque is defined as a historical period from about the start of the 1600s, through about the end of 1750. It is expressed as a style of music, art, and architecture which flourished in Europe during this time period. In this essay I will be defining what exactly Baroque Opera is, where it originated from and show those whom expressed this defining style. At the very early start of opera, which was pre 1600s, the first piece to be credited was written...

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The Phantom of the Opera

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. It is considered by many to be the most successful musical of all time and is also the longest running show in Broadway history. The music is composed by Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart. Additional lyrics are by Richard Stilgoe. The book was written by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. The central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine...

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Opera History

MUS HIST 3300/5300 Opera History Spring 2013 Terms and concepts for Midterm For the following terms and concepts from lectures and the assigned chapters in Grout & Williams: please be able to: 1) give a brief definition of each term, and 2) relate each term to the repertoire that we have studied Terms, by Week/Grout & Williams Chapter: Week 1/Chapter 3-4 Court opera Intermedio Monody (accompanied monody) Giulio Caccini. Le nuove musiche; “recitar cantando, cantar recitando” ...

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Cases 11 Boston Lyric Opera

Case xx - Boston Lyric Opera Depended on digh donations from board members Opera is very expensive to produce Founded in 1976 Mission statement BLO BLO has 46 doard of directors and 51 board of overseers 1998 expanded moved theatre. From 890 -> 1500 seats BLO is the fastest growning firm BLO challenges: More subcribers to doners Attact more funding Contemplate a 2200 seat facility Participants of the BSC process Janice (general director, driving force) Sue (introduced the BSC to...

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utah opera and utah symphony merger

Proposed Merger between Utah Opera & Utah Symphony 1. Illustrate how Bill Bailey, chairman of the board of the Utah Opera Organization, might use one theory of motivation to oppose or support the merger. The word “motivation” represents a psychological stimulus that causes one to voluntarily act, the direction has to be goal oriented and attainable for the behavior to be successful. The theory that Mr. Bailey could use to oppose this merger would be the process theory “equity” component. ...

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Difference Between Oratorio, Cantata and Opera

were already important musical alternatives to opera by the mid-seventeenth century, but differed in nearly every respect from the genres of the same names found in the early eighteenth century. As genres late in the period, they both bespoke the traditions from which they originally sprang and permitted new recombination of the musical elements of these same traditions. The oratorio and cantata of the eighteenth century were both linked, unlike opera, to religious themes. Although intended for very...

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Utah Symphony and Utah Opera: a Merger Proposal

Utah Symphony and Utah Opera: A Merger Proposal The Utah Symphony (USO) and the Utah Opera (UOC) Merger was a union that was brought forth by the leadership committee at the USO in Salt Lake City. The proposal was an opportunity to strengthen a struggling symphony with a financially sound opera company. Although mergers between opera and symphony companies in the United States had been successfully in the past, the merging of a two major companies had yet to materialize (Delong & Ager, 2005, p...

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Opera Buffa

Huanhuan Ma 12/04/2012 Comic Opera in Classical period The comic opera is a new operatic genre which denotes a dramatic singing of a light natural, and earthy comedy, usually with a happy ending. The form of comic opera first developed in the early of 17th century. It began to distinguished from other operatic form since in the early 18th century in Naples and Venice. It developed by the poets, composers and entrepreneurs that offered social criticism...

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compare essay - opera and musical

Opera and Musicals Opera and musicals are popular performing arts of the world. Since a majority of people think that musicals are a lighter and an easier genre of performing art than opera, musicals are more widely appreciated than opera in this century. Opera and musicals both consist of music, stage, story, performer and audience, however, there are numerous differences among these elements. Opera’s history begins in Italy in late 16th century with a group called Camerata. Camerata was...

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The History of Opera

as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio. ✓ Waltz: A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat. ✓ Sonata: A composition for one or more solo instruments, one of which is usually a keyboard instrument, consisting of three or four independent movements varying in key, mood, and tempo. ✓ Aria: A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera. ✓ Opera: A theatrical presentation in which a dramatic performance...

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Stanton began playing a very slow soft rhythm. Michelle began to sing in a warm very high pitched tone and this is when I realized that I was at an opera recital. Michelle was singing in what I believe to be Italian. She seemed very familiar with the language as if she studied it. This was completely new to me because I had never been to hear an opera singing before. As Rachel Stanton changed the tempo she played on the piano Michelle would begin to sing more aggressively as she was competing with...

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Discuss the relationship between words and music in the operas of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Discuss the relationship between words and music in the operas of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Words and music have been playing an important role in the human culture, people express themselves and communicate with each other through words and music. Different styles and techniques in music and the link between words and music are found in operas. Opera was born in Italy around the year 1600, and Italian opera has continued to play a dominant role in music history until...

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Summary Of The Phantom Of The Opera

Summary of The Phantom of the Opera Cristine Daae, a young soprano, has a unconventional relationship with the Phantom of the Opera. Raoul, a childhood friend of Christine, comes back to win over her heart. As the tension between these three heats up, everyone's fate seems to rest in Christine’s hands. Who will she choose? Her childhood sweetheart? Or her deepest desire? Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives...

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Swot Analysis of the English National Opera

of the English National Opera STRENGTHS The product is definite. Although there are many different titles of shows and ways of performing Opera, on the whole the customer knows, when attending a performance, what to expect. Accessibility is improving. Through recent more widespread distribution of Videos/DVDs and CDs – in well known music stores. Also through Touring and Open-air Opera and to some extent educational workshops and talks, the English National Opera (ENO) has improved accessibility...

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Welcome to Peking Opera

WELCOME TO PEKING OPERA Min Doh I organized basic facts and simple information mainly related to my presentation, however the actual contents might be different because I did not want to add any spoiler. :-) Brief Introduction & History Peking opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. Through a period of more than half a century of combination and integration of various kinds of opera there evolved the present Peking opera, the biggest kind of opera in China, whose richness...

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Phantom of the Opera - Obsession; the Mask of Love

examining the libretto The Phantom of the Opera, the interactions and attitudes of the characters, and the language used, I will show how the Phantom’s obsession over Christine, although at times destructive, leads to his change from an evil and selfish villain, to a remorseful and compassionate hero. To understand the psyche of the Phantom, one must first have a brief overview of the play. In 1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber, transformed the original The Phantom of the Opera novel (written in 1911 by Gaston...

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The Baroque Era

The Baroque Era During the Baroque Era, a new form of music was created called opera. Opera is defined as “an extended dramatic composition, in which all parts are sung to instrumental accompaniment, that usually includes arias, choruses, and recitatives, and that sometimes includes ballet.” Around the same time that opera became popular began oratorio. Oratorio is very similar to opera except the theme of an opera normally dealt with history and mythology, including age-old devices of romance,...

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Puccini's La Boheme

Puccini’s La Bohème: An Analysis Giacomo Puccini has written a number of operas, including Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, and Madama Butterfly. La Bohème is said to be “one of the most successful and enchanting operas ever written.” Written in the romantic period, the text and score interrelations play an important role in an overall aesthetically and historically pleasing opera. In a story of love found and love lost, Puccini uses text and score to create empathy for the characters of La Boheme...

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Music of the Baroque

following new forms in Baroque music: A. concerto grosso – Extended composition for instrumental soloists and orchestra, usually in three movements: (1) Fast, (2) Slow, (3) Fast. B. Fugue – Polyphonic composition based on one main theme or subject. C. Opera – Drama that is sung to orchestral accompaniment, usually a large-scale composition employing vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra, costumes, and society. D. solo concerto – A piece for a single soloist and an orchestra. E. Baroque suite – A group...

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House: Jørn Utzon- 1957. Ask almost anybody anywhere in the world to suggest something they associated with Sydney and the answer is likely to be the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Without doubt the two landmarks, in many people's minds, define and epitomize Sydney. It is fair to suggest in fact that the harbour area of Sydney defines what would otherwise be a rather homogenous, dense, European type city. Devoid of the harbour area, what remains of the 4700 or so...

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Baroque and Classical Wordpainting Techniques

use of word painting, the musical representation of a literal word, phrase, or poetic image, is clearly seen in many pieces. Baroque music, with the institution of the opera being created, was able to fully examine human emotion and the expression of characters. While word painting continued to be used, the use of the aria in operas enabled the audience to witness an outpouring of emotions through a soloist. The techniques used during the Renaissance era were carried over into the Baroque era and...

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Sydney Opera House

someone said something about the House. Editor: To the printers!). Most recently, acclaimed Opera director David McVicar had a dig to one of our own reporters. "The problems of the Joan Sutherland are extreme," he said. "It’s a very quirky space, it is inadequate for opera, it just simply is." He added that it was suitable for Mozart, handily the composer of Don Giovanni, which McVicar is staging for Opera Australia this month. And your vegetable analogy is on point: size has always mattered in...

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Amadeus Biopic

director of the Italian opera, and court conductor. Mozart on the other hand came as an outsider therefore did not possess the same influence or reputation as Salieri. To me, this just appears to be the politics of music; it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Regardless, Salieri really didn’t have a reason to hate Mozart as much as the movie shows because his influence alone virtually neutralized Mozart as a threat. I’m sure when Mozart attempted to get his operas on the Italian stages it must...

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The Baroque Period

Genres of the Baroque Period: Opera – “drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking” (Joseph Kerman, p. 87): One cannot speak of Baroque opera without mentioning the name of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Monteverdi has the distinction of being known as the first great composer in the genre of opera, as well as the last true madrigalist of his time. He began writing his madrigals at a very early age and composed operas well into his seventies. Although much...

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Music Forms That Defined the Baroque Era

from the renaissance were still used, the development of new styles evolved, especially in the area of vocal music. Opera, oratorio and the cantata came directly from the theatrical desire to invoke the emotional awareness of their listeners through singing, while the concerto, sonata and suite gave the listener the ability to feel the conflict and harmony through instruments. Opera was made possible by the singing of poetic texts with a plot like function, achieving a distinctive advancement in...

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Flute Instrument

Toronto, 1972-82 at the Shawnigan Summer School of the Arts (British Columbia) and in 1981 founded “Music at Shawnigan”, He used to conduct new music concerts and in 1987 he conducted the first performance of Schafer’s “Patria I” for the Canadian Opera Company. For that performance he got critical comment on his incredible variety of dynamics and timbres. Aitken is one of Canada’s outstanding composers. He also traveled in East Asia like other composers and has been influenced by the contact non-Western...

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Jft2 Task 2

In analyzing the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera merger case study, it was obvious that many factors, finances, personalities, and even the community would be involved. The wide reaching affects of a merger between these two types of organizations was eye opening. At the time of the proposed merger, the Utah Opera had a stronger financial footing and was not in danger of closing. The Utah Symphony however, was sliding down a dangerous financial slope. The organizations were structured differently...

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wagner paper

Wagner was a very influential composer and play writer. He had very different views on the opera world and set the stage for theater today. He is well known for his music dramas along with his very controversial personal life. Wagner first became interested in theater from his father. He wrote his first opera at 21, Die Fein:The Fairies (1834). He was famous for his complex operas and anti-sematic writing. His operas were known for the insanity, murder, and tragedy. He first coined the term music drama...

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Lucia di Lammermoor mad scene

Lammermoor, written in 1835, is an opera by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott. The opera is often called a masterpiece and has, thus far, stood the test of time. It was not only popular in its day, but remains popular repertory today and performed by companies around the world every year. The “Mad Scene” has been remarked as a reason to go to the opera. The scene uses motives from earlier in the opera that show a mind going insane, in addition...

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Music 144 Study Guide

moving) (used in Mozart’s piano sonatas!!) Opera Buffa: Comical opera, always in Italian, strictly sung Intermezzo: A type of opera buffa (which has 2 acts) intermeshing with the 3 acts of the opera seria. It will go as follows: Act 1 Opera Buffa, Act 1 Opera Seria, Act 2 Opera Buffa, Act 2 Opera Seria (goes back and forth between 2, but meshes them together; Opera Seria story is usually different) Opera Seria: Continuation of Baroque Neopolitan opera in terms of subject matter (always in Italian...

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UW Music 162

composed by Dr. Jonathan Pasternack, that enhanced my knowledge and emotional state through the uniqueness of both the symphony and opera act. Having only experienced a symphony once during the course of my life, I was ecstatic to attend such a soothing and joyful concert. The concert was fairly short, it last two hours, and consisted of 2 symphony songs and 1 opera act. The first two were symphony, which were played in a very unpredictable manner. The melody (violins) started off very slow and quickly...

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William Grant Still

his fathers’ death, Still and his mother moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she was a High School English teacher for nearly thirty years. Still’s step father, Charles Shepperson, nurtured his interest in music and musical talent by taking him to operas and buying him recordings. Still was self-taught in saxophone, clarinet, and cello along with an assortment of other instruments while also taking violin lessons. A man with humble beginnings, William Grant Still became the first person of African...

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JFT2 Task1

 JFT2-Organizational Management Task 1 A1. As the chairman of the board of the Utah Opera, Bill Bailey is in a position of influence to motivate the Opera’s board of directors to oppose a merger with the Utah Symphony by employing the use of Vroom’s Expectancy Theory. This theory suggests that people are motivated by three distinct determinants; valence (reward), expectancy (performance), and instrumentality (belief). Vroom believed that motivation is a result of the level to which a person...

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baroque study guide

What is opera?  What does it include?  Where was it invented? The opera is a musical drama that tells a story and is sung throughout. It began in Greece. 20. What is the libretto? The texts that early operas were composed to. 21. What is an aria? A song-like vocal piece, more concerned with music than with text, and accompanied by an orchestra. They often have soaring melodies, metered rhythm, and formal design 22. What is a recitative? It is a style of delivery much used in operas in which...

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History of Music from 1650 to 1800

conventions, built from the changes presented to Baroque music by its creators. This evolution can best be understood by careful investigation of musical conventions through these three periods. For perspective, we begin before 1650, with Monteverdi. His opera Orfeo of 1607 did not redefine any new style in vocal music, but rather served to collect existing techniques and forms of the time combining such forms as recititative, airs, madrigals, ritornello, and recitativo arioso. It also was significant for...

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Alessandro Scarlatti

some of Scarlatti's most important works. One of Scarlatti's most famous operas is Mitridate Eupatore. It was written in 1707, for Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo in Venice. It is mainly about the revenge of Prince Eupatore and his sister Laodice on their mother, Queen Stratonica. The Queen has murdered their father and married her lover Farnace (Palisca). There are a lot of da capo arias in this opera, one being "Esci ormai". It opens with a sixteen-measure concerto-like ritornello...

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Antonio Salieri Biography

died, Salieri was appointed the court composer by Emperor Joseph II, and Imperial Royal Kapellmeister in 1788. During his time in Vienna he acquired great prestige as a composer and conductor, particularly of opera, and also of chamber and sacred music. The most successful of his 43 operas were Les Danaïdes (1784), which was first presented as work of Gluck's, and Tarare (1787). He wrote comparatively little instrumental music, including just two piano concerti written in 1773. He attained an...

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Porgy and Bess

Allison Music History After 1914, 10am section Porgy Through the Ages George Gershwin’s operatic masterpiece Porgy and Bess proudly stands as the first widely regarded piece of truly “American” opera. Its lyrical melodies and catchy tunes have endured the test of time. Songs taken from the opera remain today a quintessential part of American musical culture, such as the first act’s “Summertime”, which has been recorded or sampled thousands of times by artists of all genres and eras, such as...

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Kavya Chebrolu Film Review Amadeus

to write an opera for the French play “Figaro”. Figario was banned in the France due to the fact it began to cause political unrest between the classes. This was the main reason Emperor Joesph III banned the play in Vienna. He was worried about what sort of disturbances it would cause in Vienna. However, Mozart was able to creatively overcome the restriction. He convinced the court that they had missed the whole point of the play. He wanted to present Figaro in the form of am opera and change the...

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Music Paper

glad” and “My heart is inditing”. He continued with theatre music in 1687 when he composed a tragedy called Tyrannick Love. The same year he composed a march, which became very popular. His popular chamber opera, Dido and Aeneas, was performed in 1689. It is said to be the first original English opera. It was the first time Purcell had created music for a dramatic written work. The same year he began to compose private music for the king. From then on he spent most of his time composing entertaining...

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Romanticism Paper

Symphonies, piano, and opera are few of the music that was developed during the romanticism period. Beethoven was one of the significant persons during romanticism period in the field of music. He was a classical composer and was well-rounded in creating a piece out of the different instrumental sounds. His pieces were loud and full of energy. A person listening to his creation would imagine watching a dramatic play or feeling uneasy for an intensified problem. An opera can both have a serene and...

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Si Rizal Sa Dapitan

Opera (Property Management System) Opera is a computer-based, Property Management System. Opera system contains 4 sets of computer soft ware packages capable of supporting a variety of activities in Front and Back office of the Hotel. Opera is a property management system (PMS) used by over 200,000 hotels worldwide. It is therefore by far, the most popular system used in hotels, and those students wishing to pursue a career in Front Office, and Reservation Dept. must understand how Opera works...

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Discuss the Aesthetic and Musical Characteristics of the Baroque That Distinguish It from Other Periods

particular that poses as the main contributor to the era. This is the emergence and progression of the Opera – a genre still performed to this day. One of the most important, Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567-1643) Orfeo (1607). There are many aesthetic values combined to create such a highly prolific genre – music, text, drama, décor, reception and context. Later in the Baroque period, an example was set. The opera could now be enjoyed by the middle class as well as the higher, such as Pergolesi’s La Sena Padrona...

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Front of House

Contents Introduction 2 Section One The Introduction and Operation to the New Computer System 2 Introduction to Opera System 2 Installing the new system and training the staffs3 The benefits of install the new computer system in areas of customer care and marketing4 Speed check-in and check-out with the new computer system5 Section Two The New Pricing Packages 6 Introduction to the New Pricing Packages6 Section Three The Proposal of New Equipment in the...

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Unit 4 Study Guide Music Appreciation

wanted music to be available in their homes as well as easy enough for their children to take lessons to learn it. 13. What city was the musical center of Europe? Vienna. Austria. 14. What are the complaints with opera seria (Baroque opera) which lead to the development of comic opera? Opera seria was getting too excessive with their costumes and becoming to serious. The people wanted something a little funnier. What is a symphony? How did it evolve? A multimovement orchestral form. They derived from...

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Music Appreciation Notes

himself, the contrapuntal complexities of the late Baroque emerged once more, moderated and disciplined by new forms, and adapted to a new aesthetic and social milieu. Mozart was a versatile composer, and wrote in every major genre, including symphony, opera, the solo concerto, chamber music including string quartet and string quintet, and the piano sonata. These forms were not new, but Mozart advanced their technical sophistication and emotional reach. He almost single-handedly developed and popularized...

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Deals with the Devil

of the Opera, a popular Broadway show, one can view the Devil as the representation of the masked phantom in the opera house. The young understudy Christine hears a beautiful voice calling to her when she arrives at the opera house. She had heard stories of an “Angel of Music” who could give her a more powerful and beautiful voice and readily begins to sing with the Devil. A series of mysterious accidents forces the lead singer to lose her voice therefore losing the star role in the opera. Christine...

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Cosi Essay

altered. This transformation can be described as admirable as Lewis now holds views that are distinctly different from the society that surrounds him. In control of self Through the play, Lewis’s motives for directing the Opera change. Initially, Lewis is directing the Opera because he ‘needs the money’ but his relationships and exposure to the patients allows Lewis to realise how important Cosi Fan Tutte is for their wellbeing. Lewis first comes to this realisation when the ‘experiment’ is deemed...

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Music Appreciation Concert Report: Cosi Fan Tutte

Concert report 1 Cosi Fan Tutte I attended an opera by Mozart titled Cosi Fan Tutte with my grandparents. It was in Houston Tx. at the Houston Grand Opera House September 22 from 7:00-10:30. The performers were Elizabeth Futral as Fiordiligi, Uliana Alexyuk as Dorabella, Jason Graae as Don Alfonso, Joseph Kaiser as Ferrando, Liam Bonner as Guglielmo, Dannielle DuBose as Despina. The orchestra was The Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The performers did attempt to authenticate the performance...

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 “Carmen”, as one of the most famous operas in the world, has been performed many times in many different troupes. This 4-act opera represents the highest achievement of the 19th century French opera-comique. After Bizet died, “Carmen” finally became the classical performance canonized by the professionals and music fans. George Bizet (1838 – 1875) was a French composer and Pianist of Romantic era, whose the most prominent work being “Carmen”. In his young age he went to the Paris Conservatory...

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Essay - George Frideric Handel

not musically inclined, but Handel was attracted to music and opera at a young age. He became a student of Zachow, the principal organist in Halle. When he was seventeen, he was appointed organist of the Calvinist Cathedral, but a year later he left for Hamburg. At age eighteen he moved to Hamburg, the center of German opera at the time. He got a job in the opera orchestra playing the violin and the harpsichord. Eventually he had an opera of his own produced. In Germany, his Almira was given at...

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Handel report

Devon Greer Dr. Armstrong Music Appreciation George Frideric Handel, certainly one of the greatest composers of the 16th century, took Europe by storm with his compositions, arias, and operas. A master of his trade by the time of his death, Handel was not handed his fortune and fame. With rivalry, odds, and sickness stacked against him, Handel overcame hardships to reach his dreams. Hard work and preservation through even the darkest of days led to hundreds of works of musical art by Handel. Through...

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