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  • Opera - 521 Words On Sunday April 7, 2013 I attended the Junior Recital for Michelle Ellison (soprano) and Rachel Stanton (piano) at Oberlin College & Conservatory. Coming to my second show at Oberlin College I really didn’t know what to expect this time around. On this nice day at Oberlin College I observed many students outside playing their instruments and various groups outside singing in circles enjoying the weather. I could tell that these students were very passionate about music. Inside of the... 521 Words | 2 Pages
  • Opera - 920 Words Brittany Pacheco Writing 3: Opera Opera, starting out the Baroque period, stemmed from Humanism in the Renaissance era. Opera went back to wanting to make people have a emotional response to the music they were listening to through the musical devices that they used to write the music. They were becoming obsessed again with the Greek style of music however, they wanted to make it better and so they came up with some of their own new developments for example, one device they used was the... 920 Words | 3 Pages
  • the Grand Opera - 558 Words Name: 曹奕玲 Student No: 410116174 the Grand Opera──Faust There’s a strict definition of grand opera. According to my research, the theme or event of grand opera usually base on dramatic historical events. That’s the reason why I choose this opera──Faust. The introduction of Faust Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Micheal Carré from Carré's play Faust et Marguerite, which is loosely based on Goethe’s Faust, Part 1. Its first... 558 Words | 2 Pages
  • Opera Music - 853 Words Listening to an opera is one of the most interesting classical music performances you could see live. This 90 minute opera I seen was played on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and performed at 8 p.m. The name play was Wozzeck by Alben Burg and performed by the Philharmonic Ocrhestra. At the opera the person who was suppose to be the doctor was ill so Kevin Beurdette took Tijil Faveyls place. The people that attended the concert varied, some people were older and other people were young. The type of... 853 Words | 2 Pages
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  • Italian Opera vs. French Opera 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... 975 Words | 3 Pages
  • Opera Carmen - 1300 Words OPERA CARMEN The Story of Georges Bizet's Famous Opera The scene of Carmen takes place in Seville, Spain during the mid 19th century. Main Characters of Carmen Carmen (soprano) Don Jose (tenor) El Dancairo (baritone) El Remendado (tenor) Escamillo (baritone) Frasquita (mezzo-soprano) Mercedes (mezzo-soprano) Micaela (soprano) Morales (bass) Zuniga (bass) Carmen - is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri... 1,300 Words | 4 Pages
  • Classical Opera - 3653 Words Classical Opera THE question of what sort of music should be employed in opera is a fundamental one, and has given rise to more controversies, heart-burnings, and recriminations than any other matter, since it lies at the root of all differences between schools or individuals. In the earliest times, we find a declamatory style; in the works of the Venetians, melody asserts itself; with Scarlatti, musical learning is pressed into service; in the epoch of Handel, a conventional form dominates the... 3,653 Words | 9 Pages
  • opera essay - 3216 Words Armide Reflection Kitty Xiao In March of 2012, my class, the beginner band of Mr. Kettle along with the other band classes of Mr. Kettle was informed that we would soon be getting a chance to enrich ourselves in the history, the making and the production of opera “Armide” by Opera Atelier. Marshall Pynkoski as the Director, David Fallis as the Conductor, Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg as Choreographer, Gerard Gauci as Set Designer, Dora Rust D’Eye as Costume Designer, Bonnie Beecher as... 3,216 Words | 8 Pages
  • The History of Opera - 1081 Words Grade: 10 –1 Subject: Music Teacher: Mrs. D. Williams Words and Meanings ✓ Opus: A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works. ✓ March: A piece of music, usually in four beats to the bar, having a strongly accented rhythm. ✓ Overture: An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio. ✓ Waltz: A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong... 1,081 Words | 5 Pages
  • Opera Turandot - 1016 Words Opera: Turandot Giacomo Puccini, an Italian composer, created a unfinished masterpiece opera titled, ‘Turandot.’ The first show was staged 2 years after his death in 1926. This opera is a classic and a popular form of musical culture. The Turandot opera is about an ice cold Princess that requires her would be suitor to answer three riddles. It is set up as a Chinese fairy tale, divided into three (III) acts. Lotfi Mansouri serves as the Director and Italian native, Edoardo Muller is the... 1,016 Words | 3 Pages
  • Opera History - 344 Words MUS HIST 3300/5300 Opera History Spring 2013 Terms and concepts for Midterm For the following terms and concepts from lectures and the assigned chapters in Grout & Williams: please be able to: 1) give a brief definition of each term, and 2) relate each term to the repertoire that we have studied Terms, by Week/Grout & Williams Chapter: Week 1/Chapter 3-4 Court opera Intermedio Monody (accompanied monody) Giulio Caccini. Le nuove musiche; “recitar cantando, cantar... 344 Words | 4 Pages
  • Baroque Opera - 578 Words | Development of the Baroque Italian Opera | Vanessa Phillips | | ID # 100114020 | 11/1/2012 | | Development of the Baroque Italian Opera The word "baroque" comes from the Italian word "barocco" which means bizarre. This word was first used to describe the style of architecture mainly in Italy during the 17th and 18th century. Later on the word baroque was used to describe the music styles of the 1600s to the 1700s. The Baroque period was a time when composers experimented... 578 Words | 2 Pages
  • The Phantom of the Opera - 638 Words The Phantom of The Opera is the story about triangle love between The Phantom, Christine Daae, and Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. A man who is called The Phantom of The Opera lives alone beneath the opera house. His frightening face is a torment for him and he does not want people to see his face, so he always wears a mask. He had been living in that opera house for many years and he threatens the manager of the opera to run the opera as what he said. Then, the Phantom is falling in love with... 638 Words | 2 Pages
  • Opera Buffa - 710 Words Huanhuan Ma 12/04/2012 Comic Opera in Classical period The comic opera is a new operatic genre which denotes a dramatic singing of a light natural, and earthy comedy, usually with a happy ending. The form of comic opera first developed in the early of 17th century. It began to distinguished from other operatic form since in the early 18th century in Naples and Venice. It developed by the poets, composers and entrepreneurs that offered social... 710 Words | 3 Pages
  • The Utah Opera - 3965 Words The Utah Opera is an adhocracy culture and is known as a culture that is externally focused, has much value and operates in a flexible manner. This culture is creative, adaptable, and is fast to grow (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010). These qualities are displayed in Opera culture. Opera has much value on flexibility and allow their business for adjustment in both fundraising project and size of the Opera. This helps them in adjusting their products to be able to meet with their goals. Since Opera is... 3,965 Words | 12 Pages
  • Phantom of the Opera - 770 Words The Phantom of the Opera Book vs Movie In the Book | In the Movie | A character known as the Persian, who knows the Phantom from his youth, accompanies Raoul into the Phantom's lair to confront him. | No such character exists. | The Phantom is really a man named Erik who comes from the middle east and had a chaotic youth, being born with a hideously ugly face, being part of a show for a tribe of gypsies, designing palaces filled with torture devices for royals in Iran and... 770 Words | 2 Pages
  • The Building Of The Opera - 838 Words The building of the Opera&Ballet Teatre in Odessa is one of the best theatres in our country. Odessites are very proud of their Opera House. It is good symbol of Odessa just as Big Ben for London. It may be interesting to you that at that place of this building was another theatre, the old one. In 1804 when Odessa was only 10 years old, its governor Duke de Richelieu applied for the Royal permission to build a theatre. The permission was granted & by 1809 the construction of the theatre was... 838 Words | 2 Pages
  • Opera Music - 496 Words The foundations of opera are often traced to the late Renaissance era, to a group called the Florentine Camerata. This group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals gathered in Florence under the patronage of Count Giovanni Bardi to discuss and guide trends in the arts, especially music and drama. Several of the members of the group were composers, and these gatherings eventually led Jacopo Peri to compose Dafne, widely considered to be the first opera. Like other operas composed... 496 Words | 2 Pages
  • The Phantom of the Opera - 767 Words The phantom of the opera is e novel by a French writer Gaston Lecroux. It was first published us a serialization in a French daily newspaper named “Le Gaulois” from September 1909 to January 1910. This story sold very poorly upon publication In book form and it was even out of print several times during the twentieth century . But the book is overshadowed by the success of its various film and stage adaptations The most notable of these were the 1925 American silent horror film... 767 Words | 3 Pages
  • Opera and Wozzeck - 1625 Words Summary for Wozzeck by Alban Berg Title: Wozzeck Composer: Alban Maria Johannes Berg (1885-1935) Librettist: George Buchner (1813-1837) Circumstances of composition and place of the work in the composer’s output The roots of Berg's opera stretch back a century before its creation to 1824, when Johann Christian Woyzeck, soldier, barber and drifter, was publicly beheaded for murder, despite a then-novel defence of insanity stemming from the oppressive turns of his failed life.... 1,625 Words | 5 Pages
  • Opera Concert Report: An Evening of Art Song and Opera  I went to the concert on Monday November 19th, 2012 titled “An Evening of Art Song and Opera”. The concert overall I felt was put together well and the singers Lori Hultgren, and Kyle Engler did a very good job singing each opera song. The pianist Daniel Lau was very eccentric and moved with with the music very well making it fun to watch as he played each song. The concert lasted a little over an hour as it had played more than 13 different opera songs. The first half of the concert had... 469 Words | 2 Pages
  • The Experience of Peking Opera - 366 Words The experience of Peking Opera Art affect our life. It appears in anytime and everywhere that make our life become more colorful and hopeful. For me, art is a part of my life. I remembered I had a special experience in an opera that made me felt art is so important and so meaningful for me. When I was 12 years old, my grandmother and I went to see Peking Opera. My grandmother told me that Peking Opera was adapted from Chinese history, folklore and novels. It could take days... 366 Words | 1 Page
  • Narrative: Manila Grand Opera Laguna State Polytechnic University College of Hospitality, Management and Tourism A Narrative Report Presented to the Faculty of the College of Hospitality, Management and Tourism San Pablo City In partial fulfillment of the requirements of the subject: PRACTICUM 200 DIPLOMA IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT By: Sel Carmen K. Padua Mabel L. Ramos Richard Caagbay Acknowledgement Acknowledgement First of all we would like to thank God Almighty for giving us the... 4,598 Words | 14 Pages
  • Phantom of the Opera Compare and Contrast Americans are always looking for fun and new entertainment which broadens the horizons of their thinking and gives them a whole new experience. Theatre and movies allow the audience to escape from everyday anxieties and stress, to imagine what life would be like if viewed or taken from another perspective. The Phantom of the Opera is a classic, musical romance film popular because of its emphasis on love, constant entertainment, and powerfully touching music. The Phantom of the Opera is a... 310 Words | 1 Page
  • Phantom of the Opera Review Notes Introduction to the musical drama notes Auction house scene selling Hannibal poster, wooden pistol and 3 skulls, monkey musical box, Breaks out into song when monkey collectors piece is won. Auction 666 the phantom of the opera, majestic music production, Phantom organist wearing half mask. Opera performance interrupted by director during singing, after performance owner announces retirement and introduces new owners. New owner Andre requests performance from lead singer and then during... 614 Words | 2 Pages
  • Storytelling Through Opera - 522 Words Storytelling Through Opera In the following, three operas will be compared by their ability to effectively tell stories through music. The three operas that will be discussed are: “Don Giovanni” by Mozart, “La Boheme” by Puccini, and “Wozzeck” by Berg. All of them represent a different era in classical music, and have similarities and differences. The music will be analyzed both instrumentally and vocally, to show how each is able to communicate to the audience, and tell a story. The... 522 Words | 2 Pages
  • Sydney Opera House - 791 Words You're not the first to say this (that "we hadn't noticed" thing was a bit of Australian facetiousness. Sorry). Since QEII first opened the thing in 1973, in fact, it's been a pretty dependable discussion starter over house bubbly at openings and on the pages of newspapers like ours. (Editor to lowly arts writer: Got a story? Arts editor to editor: Oh, yeah, someone said something about the House. Editor: To the printers!). Most recently, acclaimed Opera director David McVicar had a dig... 791 Words | 3 Pages
  • The Opera Carmen and Gender Roles Carmen Carmen is a depictive work that represents the social and gender issues that were present in nineteenth century France and Spain. It introduces readers to numerous aspects of life including treatment of women, prejudices towards individuals and groups, social structures, and accepted social behavior. Carmen, as both a novel and opera, is a literary work that was written not only to entertain but also to reflect nineteenth century society. Carmen, as a literary work, has experienced... 2,466 Words | 7 Pages
  • Opera for a Small Room - 1036 Words Ishita Kapur Professor Melissa Ragona Contemporary Art History, 60206 15 April, 2009 Opera for a Small Room “Opera for a Small Room” is a time-based mixed-media installation by Canadian artists, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The mixed media includes sound, record players, records and synchronized lighting. It is exhibited in “a small room”, 2.6 x 3 x 4.5m, and plays in a 20-minute loop. This piece constructs a hyper realistic narrative centered on the character R. Dennehy.... 1,036 Words | 3 Pages
  • Opera and Art Song - 443 Words Art Song and Opera The art song and the opera are two very different genres of music. Franz Schubert wrote the art song The Erlking in 1815. Giacomo Puccini wrote his opera, La Boheme, in 1896. Richard Wagner wrote the opera The Valkyrie in 1856. Schubert is known best for his art songs, which are over 600 in number. Puccini and Wagner are known for their operas. These genres have several important differences. The singing in these pieces is quite different. The Erlking involves just a... 443 Words | 2 Pages
  • Summary Of The Phantom Of The Opera - 687 Words Summary of The Phantom of the Opera Cristine Daae, a young soprano, has a unconventional relationship with the Phantom of the Opera. Raoul, a childhood friend of Christine, comes back to win over her heart. As the tension between these three heats up, everyone's fate seems to rest in Christine’s hands. Who will she choose? Her childhood sweetheart? Or her deepest desire? Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally... 687 Words | 3 Pages
  • Manila Grand Opera Hotel History Manila Grand Opera Hotel The Manila Grand Opera House was built in the mid-19th century as the H.T. Hashim’s National Cycle Track, a circular wooden structure with a nipa roof. 1890, the name was changed to the Teatro Nacional (National Theater), where the Russian Circus and some American theater companies performed. The name was subsequently changed to the Manila Grand Opera House after an extensive expansion of the original theater and its conversion to an opera house in time for... 1,049 Words | 4 Pages
  • The Opera Case Negotiation - 2292 Words Business Negotiations Summary of My negotiation from the Opera-case and how I think it was different from other cases The Opera case was a case about relationship and reputation, it made the negotiation a little bit different. We discussed the case in a more open way and were really honest to each other, we also applied many of the things we had learnt from the book and classes. When I compared with other cases I could see how we negotiated in a less stressful way and did focus on the problem... 2,292 Words | 5 Pages
  • Phantom of the Opera (book report) Book Report in English Part I: Title: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux -was born in Paris in 1868, was a French journalist, playwright, and detective/thriller writer. Beginning his career as crime reporter and war—correspondent, he lived an adventurous life that took him to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and even into North Africa disguised as an Arab. His high-spirited, often dangerous, escapades and questioning nature provided much of his sensational... 1,200 Words | 4 Pages
  • compare essay - opera and musical Opera and Musicals Opera and musicals are popular performing arts of the world. Since a majority of people think that musicals are a lighter and an easier genre of performing art than opera, musicals are more widely appreciated than opera in this century. Opera and musicals both consist of music, stage, story, performer and audience, however, there are numerous differences among these elements. Opera’s history begins in Italy in late 16th century with a group called Camerata. Camerata... 1,268 Words | 4 Pages
  • Book Report (the Phantom of the Opera) SBA Journal 1. Title: The Phantom of the opera 2. Author: Gaston Leroux 3. Publisher: Random House 4. Text-type: Print-fiction 5. Genre: Mystery/thriller 6. Summary of the book: This book is about a boy who has a face like a skull, nose is sunk in, eyes are small and yellow and the body is a skeleton with skin. Moreover, he has a lovely voice and smart. His father and mother never love him. One day, he ran away from home and he leaned many things in the trip, but when... 571 Words | 2 Pages
  • Rationalistic Distaste For Opera - 501 Words Music 101 MWW Study Questions MWW 54: Rationalistic Distaste for Opera 1. Italianate Opera did not conquer every European center without resistance, especially in countries (like France and England) with strong traditions of spoken drama. What exactly does St.-Evremond (p. 201-3) object to about opera, and why? Exactly what parts of a drama does he say should NOT be set to music, and why? People observe the justness if the cincirds; and amidst all the varieties that unite to make the... 501 Words | 2 Pages
  • Music: Opera Terminology - 616 Words Opera in the Classical Era What is Opera? 1. A dramatic work. This usually contains one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists. 2. Opera falls under the genre of Classical music 3. Opera is like a play where rather than speaking lines, they are sang. It contains music, costumes and a story. History - Opera first began in the 1600's (The Baroque Era) -Nobles, poets and composers began to meet together in Florence, Italy around 1575. This group was called the... 616 Words | 2 Pages
  • Opera Critique Rigoletto - 498 Words Monica Follieri Italian 1000C Opera Critique Rigoletto The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center is home for the world’s most creative and talented artists working in opera. Upon entering the building, the vicinity at Lincoln Center is unique and elegant. Approaching the Metropolitan Opera, a stylish and well-structured water fountain full of water is gushing while the off-white marble floor allures the visitor to the building. Entering the building, the... 498 Words | 4 Pages
  • Utah Opera & Symphony 2 In order to develop an action plan for Anne Ewers we need to analyze and understand the financial and leadership strengths and weaknesses of the Utah Symphony Organization (USO) and the Utah Opera Company (UOC). In order for the merger to be successful, Anne will need to create some successful strategies for managing each of these concepts. Utah Symphony Strengths The most impressive financial strength that USO has is their endowment. By the end of 2002, their endowment was considered... 3,342 Words | 11 Pages
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  • Sally: Opera and Negotiation - 872 Words Sally Soparno The fundamental assumption is that learning and practicing negotiation skills can be learned. Others, however, assume that diplomacy and negotiation are things that can never be learned or taught. They believe that you are either born a negotiator or you are not. Unfortunately, this is a very shortsighted assumption. The approach to this will be to use all the information that was provided in the analysis to determine the best position of strategy to save the Opera on opening... 872 Words | 2 Pages
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  • The Ring of the Nibelung Opera - 714 Words Music200- Homework 2 The Ring of the Nibelung (The Ring of the cycle) is a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Wagner. Wagner wrote the libretto, which is the text used in an extended musical work such as opera, and the music in 26 years, from 1848 to 1874. The Ring of the cycle has 4 different operas in it, which are The Rhine Gold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods. Wagner intended to create an allegory criticizing the moral, political, social and economic... 714 Words | 2 Pages
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  • Metropolitan Opera Analysis - 476 Words 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... 476 Words | 2 Pages
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  • A comparison between the Italian and German Opera; Specifically using examples from Guiseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner The Italian opera and the German opera are two different fields that both share characteristics, some of which are paralleled, and some of which contrast. Specifically, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner use motifs such as: redemption through love, patriotism, and sacrifice which run throughout both of their operas. The theme of betrayal also seems to be echoed throughout both operas; yet they are each used to project a different response. The significance of this comparison demonstrates that... 2,481 Words | 7 Pages
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