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    1. An opera is a drama that is heavily supported with instruments and music. An opera seria is a more serious type of opera and was popular in Itally. 2. The main difference is that a recitative includes more talking, and actors or actresses could have more of a casual exchange with talking involved, where an aria is more singing. 3. An oratorio is a includes instruments, a choir, and soloists and includes many of the same characteristics of operas. A difference is that an oratorio is always centered

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    The opera Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera was conducted by Pablo Heras Casado. The three principal singers were Piotr Beczala as the Duke, Zeljko Lucic as Rigoletto and Olga Peretyatko as Gilda. This being my first opera, I was surprised by how large and grandiose the house was, which is in sharp contrast to my typical experience when I see musicals.The production decided to place a modern twist on the setting of the opera, rather than the original setting of 16th century Italy, the story is

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    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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    Essay on Opera

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    plays, the actors on stage do not speak their lines they sing them! Opera is the combination of drama and music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery and action, but it is the sum of all these elements, combined with music, which defines the art form called opera. Operatic dramas are usually serious, but there are several comic operas and funny scenes in tragic operas. The music is usually complicated and difficult to sing well. Only

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    Opera Roles

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    played by the orchestra much in the same way as a musical. What makes an opera different to a musical is that the singers are unamplified by microphones and the orchestra is much larger and plays entirely live. The main characters are sung by 'principals' who are often guest artists who work freelance and perform with different opera companies. The Chorus includes twenty female and twenty males singers who, depending on the opera, either commentate on the main action or on occasion take the story forward

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    The Phantom Of The Opera

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    Phantom of the Opera has been around for longer than I can recall, being the musical to talk about among my family as something grand. When I was the age of only fourteen I received the honor of performing the musical for the first time, although I had to learn a great deal about the script for that performance, the history behind The Phantom of the Opera is not clear to me. So I started my research their tied to the original piece. Phantom of the opera.com gave a timeline that had the background

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    Opera Divas

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    century Opera was seen as the epitome of music in the Baroque era as it combined intense emotions, serious drama, elaborate staging and costumes as well as it’s beautiful singers (Opera Divas). Opera Divas were the rock-stars of the era and were adored by many noblemen and women, as well as the lower classes but how did they reach this level of fame? I will be delving deeper into 17th century opera and focus on the beginnings and development of opera and the rise (and fall) of two popular opera divas

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    Observation Of The Opera

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    The Austin Opera did an outstanding performance of Bizet’s “Carmen”, on Thursday night, played at The Long Center of the Performing Arts. Carmen is an Opera by French composer Georges Bizet, who died suddenly months after Carmen’s debut in Paris 1875. Bizet was a composer during the romantic era, although he has other works Carmen is his most successful work and is frequently performed in the world of operas. I don’t remember the last time I attended an opera but it was probably 10 years ago for

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    Opera In Disquise

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    On May 5th I went to the Opera in Disquise. They had two operas, one was named Le Jeu de l’Amour et du Hasard and the second was named II campanello. I noticed that the musics pitch was based on the emotion of the music. The music goes with the facial expressions. A happy expression would have happy music and sad with sad music. The music would harmonize with the singing. The music also matches the story. The orchestra had many instruments but the flute really stood out to me when surprised, happy

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    Opera Singing

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    is that of a classical/opera solo vocalist. Opera Singers perform pieces that combine a libretto and a musical score accompanied by an orchestra. Classical Singers are categorised by their voice range, usually as soprano, alto/contralto, tenor, baritone, and bass and all usually perform in concerts or operas. Classical Singers may also perform in concerts, theatres, and even on the radio and television. To get experience, mezzo-soprano Bergen Baker suggests aspiring Opera Singers “do as many performances

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