Metropolitan Opera

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  • The Opera Rigoletto At The Metropolitan Opera

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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

  • City Oper In The Shadow Of The Metropolitan Opera

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    Thinking about the questions brought up in class as well as this week's articles made me realize that the City Opera is "in the shadow of the Metropolitan Opera." In the review of Madame Butterfly, the author asks: “What is being played? How is it orchestrated? What are the quality of the voices? What kind of balances can the conductor manage?” which are all important questions when evaluating a space for a particular event. The author also points out that “when we start thinking like engineers,

  • Marian Anderson

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    Marian Anderson is remembered as one of the best American contraltos of all time. She was the first African American singer to perform at the White House and also the first African American to sing with New York's Metropolitan Opera. Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 17, 1902. She never had much money, but she was happy. All of them, her mother, dad, and younger sisters Alyce and Ethel just liked to be together. One thing that may have been different from other childhood is that she

  • Summary Of Andre Caplet's 'Myrrha'

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    conductor for the Boston Opera Company after which only two years he was promoted to artistic director. After another two years, he would volunteer for the French army where he would be injured and end his conducting career. Caplet died at the early age of 47 in 1925 from pleurisy. Deux Divertissements was written in 1924, only one year before Caplet’s death. The word divertissements in a French context means to interject a short dance and or song in the middle of an opera or ballet. The piece, containing

  • Essay on Character Analysis: Stew

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    Mary Gaitskill uses a third person perspective, along with crafty diction and insightful allusions to keep her reader’s in suspense through her piece of “Tiny, Smiling Daddy”. It is with these tools that Gaitskill is able to slowly change our perceptions of the narrator from likeable to confusion and ultimately ending in dislike. “Tiny, Smiling Daddy” is told in the third person limited point of view through the father, Stew. This point of view is vital to our understanding of events, in that

  • James Levine At Chicago Symphony Orchestra Analysis

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    James Levine’s symphony at Chicago Symphony Orchestra. James Levine is an American pianist and conductor, mainly known for being a music director of the Metropolitan Opera. He suffered many health conditions that have put his conducting aside. At the end of 2015, he left his position as a director to become an emeritus of the Metropolitan Opera. One of the interesting facts about Mr. Levine is that many of the sources do not mention is his disability. Mr. Levine is in a wheelchair and needs assistance

  • Mahler’s Youth and a Brief Analysis of his Second Symphony Essay

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    The main focus of this paper is going to be about Mahler’s youth and also his second symphony ‘Resurrection’. Since there is little information regarding his youth in Vienna (1875-1880)it is necessary to do a situational analysis of Mahler’s context, in which I will try to establish a connection between the socio-political context and the young Mahler, based on situational logic. It is also necessary to recall Mahler’s childhood years to understand the whole effect of his work. Therefore, this paper

  • Personal Experience: A Live Opera

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    Speaking of watching a live opera, I had two extremely different experiences. Before taking this course, I have never watched a live opera in person. When I went to New York City during the spring break, I watched Prince Igor in the Metropolitan Opera House. And at the end of March, I watched The Magic Flute produced by the Music School of UM in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. It is apparent that the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is not as magnificent as the Metropolitan Opera House in regard to construction

  • Gustav Mahler Essay

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    create the image of conductor as dictator. This was not, however, the result of simple ego, but rather of Mahler's artistic honesty and desire. When members of the opera orchestra complained that one or another lazy practice was tradition, Mahler's favorite reply was that "[t]radition is laziness." Mahler believed that opera was the highest form of art, not mere entertainment. A classic example is when Mahler decided to give the Vienna premiere of Charpentier's Louise. Charpentier came

  • Opera: Die Fledermaus

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    OPERA: DIE FLEDERMAUS Director of this play is Marie Allyn King. There are many characters in this opera, but some important characters are Aaron Stepanek (Eisenstein), Alyson Golladay (Rosalinda), Brittany Jereffy (Orlovsky), Rachel Martin (Adele), Chy Billings (Flake) and many other characters are there in this show. In this show, Dr.Flake got smashed at a costume party, and as a joke, his lawyer friend Eisenstein left him out in the town square in his bat costume. After awakening to the laughter