"Opera" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Violett A Controversial Opera

    European 19th century society‚ but it is still today a very controversial opera. Since its beginning‚ the main character‚ Violetta‚ became the central source for outrage and discussion. All because she was a courtesan‚ and this very well-known opera was seen by righteous women. The story portrays her as a powerful lady who is in charge of her life‚ unknown off at its time. Critics and opera specialists‚ sought to understand the opera as the decades passed and each director staged it differently. In 2012

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  • Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera Review The Phantom of the Opera is a play written by Andrew Lloyd Webber that is an adaptation from the novel of the same name. It premiered on September 27‚ 1986 at the Her Majesty’s Theatre in London‚ England in New York City. Its Broadway premiere was on January 26‚ 1988 at the Majestic Theatre. The production is still currently running at the Majestic Theatre and at many other venues around the world. The writer‚ Andrew Lloyd Webber‚ is from London‚ England

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  • Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera The 2004 film‚ The Phantom of the Opera‚ directed by Joel Schumacher ‚ is an adaptation of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera‚ music and book by Andrew Llyod Webber. The musical The Phantom of the Opera is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. The movie stars Gerard Butler as The Phantom‚ Emmy Rossum as Christine‚ and Patrick Wilson as Raoul‚ in the leading roles. While watching the movie‚ you can’t help but notice all of the spectacular sets. Each of the sets

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  • Metropolitan Opera Analysis

    The goal of the Metropolitan Opera is to educate society about culture and the performing arts‚ in particular‚ opera. The Met aims to present operas of the highest quality featuring the world’s most talented performers and the broadest range of works. It tries not to repeat any operas and puts on from twenty-five operas a season‚ not to mention the tours and the recordings that they undergo. The Met also attempts to advance operas by producing new ones that are risky productions‚ which attracts a

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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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  • Carry Goldoni Opera Seria Analysis

    satirical description of opera seria by Carlo Goldoni in Weiss and Taruskin begins by mentioning it to be “the dominant form of Italian opera.” I had never heard of opera seria before this semester‚ but the readings assigned on this topic seem to be especially entertaining to me. Opera seria was a very significant stepping stone in the world of opera. It is assumed to be the only “living‚ popular form” of Italian drama from 1700 to 1750. There were rules in writing librettos in opera seria’s time‚ but these

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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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  • 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

    Symbolism behind the Phantom of the Opera Throughout the story and the original novel‚ the symbolic use of mirrors abound. I think much deeper it’s dealt with in the original book by Gaston Leroux‚ and somewhat alluded to in different terms in the movie. Nevertheless‚ let’s take a look at the reflection in the mirror and see what’s there. What is a mirror? Basically‚ it’s just a smooth shiny surface that forms an image by reflection. When we gaze into a mirror‚ our reflection returns to us‚ and

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  • The Duet Papagen Opera Magic Flute

    The Duet Papagena/Papageno is a duet from Act 1 in the Opera Magic Flute that was written by W.A. Mozart in 1791. It starts in a 2/4 time sang allegretto. It starts with an ostinato ‘pa pa pa’ by the two voices while the orchestra blends in harmony. Staccato is used to give it a joyful‚ jumpy and light feel to the music. The instruments that have been employed have bright timbres and include violins and oboe; there is also prominent use of the panpipe which makes the piece quite expressive. The voices

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