When Candide is expelled from school in Scene One the somber sound of his song...
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...a the entire cast joins in to sing “Make Our Garden Grow” during this final number the music has a gradual increase from mezzo forte to fortissimo. The song has a slow climatic build which gives the song a lot of power.
Overall I truly enjoyed myself at the opera. It gave me a new perception on plays and operas, before I went I thought it would be cut and dry and I would be ready to leave as soon as I got there, but it was the complete opposite of that. I laughed, I wanted to cry (but I didn’t), and I felt the energy from the stage. I did recommend this opera to some of my friends and I will recommend it to more people because it was really, really good. All of the music was well executed and performed beautifully. I can see myself checking out more operas and plays here at USC, they are really good way to spend an evening enjoying classical music and a good show.
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