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    In 1922 the rise of Benito Mussolini dictated another path for the nation of Italy. The Cat in the Rain, Indian Camp and especially The Short Happy Life Francis Macomber represent this shift in the political climate of Italy. In his short stories Hemingway portrays knowledge as the dispersion of absolute power. The holders of power withhold knowledge to assert their power, attempt to nullify knowledge once it has been gained, and Force their way long after the strategy was applicable. In many

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    Emilio Pucci’s real name was Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento, and he was born on November 20, 1914 in Naples, Italy to one of Florence’s most respected families. Unlike other designers, Emilio was raised in comfort. In 1934 he became a skier, joining the Italian Olympic ski team, and started school earning his PhD in Political Science. Emilio got a skiing scholarship and attended the University of Georgia in 1935. He served several years as a pilot for the Italian Air Force, and returned to his

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    Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, is based around Romantic heroine, Cio-Cio-San or Madama Butterfly—as she is, also, called. The story begins when Lieutenant of the US Navy, Benjamin Pinkerton, who is in Japan looking for a wife, is leased a house from match-maker, Goro. The house comes with servants and a fifteen year old geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who is to be his Japanese wife. Sharpless, the American consul, does not know whether Pinkerton truly loves his Cio-Cio-San; thus, he warns Pinkerton

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    Puccini's La Boheme Essay

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    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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    One of the two female protagonists of La boheme (1896) is Mimi’, a young seamstress and neighbor of Rodolfo, a poor poet, whom he meets one day seeking a light for her candle. The libretto, for which Puccini and his two librettists, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, drew inspiration from Henri Murger’s novel Scenes de la vie de boheme, tells the story of the love of two couples – Mimi’ and Rodolfo, and Musetta and Marcello – living in poverty in the artistic Latin Quarter in 19th-century Paris.

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    Singing and the opinions of the human voice is a very subjective universe. What qualities make a great or even a good voice? Why does one voice stand-out over another? Even if I did not have life as a singer, I would still believe that the human voice is a great marvel. Some singers find a musical home based in the vocal categories of what the Germans call “fach.” In this system of classification, singers are bound, in some places, by the roles and composers in this system. Where this classification

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    been), but after a little while I gained my bearings and began to explore for 20th century art. After viewing many of the paintings that we discussed in depth in class and many that we did not, I decided to write my analysis on “Street Light,” by Giacomo Balla. I chose this painting because the colors and aspects of it intrigue me. I am also familiar with it, which can help aid me in my analysis. I was extremely interested when we discussed Futurism in class, and I was happy that I could find something

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    Kate Moran Dr. Robert Katz Music Appreciation 10/19/2017 Music and Words Madam Butterfly, “Un Bel Di” By Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca, Italy on December 22nd, 1858. He was one of nine children of Michele Puccini and Albina Magi. The Puccini family was established in Lucca as a local musical dynasty by Puccini 's great-great grandfather. Each of the men in the family studied music at Bologna, and some went on to take additional musical studies courses elsewhere in Italy.

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    well into its lifespan, but arising from amid the rubble of the romantic era was the Verismo movement! Verismo was a movement or new school of thought embodied in the operas of composers like Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordani, Giacomo Puccini. Verismo is virtually synonymous with ‘realism.’ It was an attempt made by composers to inject into opera, the real-life pains and experiences that so easily worked their way into drama, poetry and the spoken arts, but seemed to fall short

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    Turandot displays the musical works of Giacomo Puccini, yet was unfinished at the time of his death in 1924 (Edmonton Opera, Program Notes, P. 17). At the premiere, in La Scala, Milan on April 25th, 1926 the work was performed as written by Puccini, however two supplementary scenes were completed and added by Franco Alfano following the premiere (Edmonton Opera, Program Notes, p.17). Puccini worked with two librettists while writing Turandot: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni (Edmonton Opera, Program

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