"Opera" Essays and Research Papers

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Tippett's Opera Analysis

to fully establish what is meant within the question. Just because an opera receives a positive review, does not necessarily mean it made a significant contribution to the genre. In fact, throughout musical history and across all genres, many performances which are poorly received are the ones which make the biggest contribution. It’s about pushing the boundaries. Therefore, my main focus will be exploring whether Tippett’s Operas pushed the limits of music at the time. I also hope to discover if they...

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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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Why Is Opera Timeless Or Timed Out

Research paper Opera: Timeless or Timed out What is Opera's appeal? what makes it timeless as an art form? However, is it now as timeless as it once was? According to Leon Boutstein a writer for The Musical Quarterly “ out of all traditions in classical music of the western world opera has been the longest lasting of these art forms. … Despite in popular culture it being viewed as a representation of lavish wealth (Musical Quarterly 2015)”. Another important factor that Leon Boutstein points out...

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Phantom Of The Opera Essay

“The Phantom of the Opera,” has always been intriguing to me, it is now even more so that I look at it through a more educated musical lens. This musical expertly uses centuries old classic opera techniques, and musical elements, to create its enticing and captivating scenes. This short essay will include an analysis of the musical elements it uses to highlight each actors character traits, to set the scenes, develop the plot, and to bring forth the intense emotions it draws from the audience. ...

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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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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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Sally: Opera and Negotiation

assumption. The approach to this will be to use all the information that was provided in the analysis to determine the best position of strategy to save the Opera on opening day, to find a fiscal solution that will benefit both the Opera and Sally using a BATNA strategy. The conflict is defined in this scenario is the immediate need of the opera company needing an experienced soprano for opening night in 3 weeks versus an aging soprano who would like to get her career back on track. Sally was the...

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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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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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