Music Analysis: La Cenerentella

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La Cenerentola (Cinderella) captures the audience through set, lighting, costumes, and most of all sound. To experience an Opera in its entirety, it cannot be played on a speaker or radio. To be in the theatre meant being engulfed in the pure waves of human voice, almost as if the sound moved through you. The most influential way that sound took the reigns of the beautiful story is through dynamics.
Dynamics include getting louder, softer, speeding up, slowing down, tone quality, and much more that Rossini utilized gorgeously. When the performers took hold of the audience, they would soften their voices to the point where the audience was sitting on the edge of their seats, only to crescendo to forte to portray excitement or an important point
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