Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s composed the opera Cosi fan Tutte in which is a musical classical masterpiece depicting the, story, strength, struggle and tests on love amongst individuals. A beautiful depiction of this opera took place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on May 3, 2014. The concept of Cosi fan Tutte has been that a man Don Alfonso is trying to persuade and prove to two young officers Ferrando and Guglielmo that their women are unfaithful. Don Alfonso claims that “a woman’s constancy is like the phoenix in which everyone talks about it but no one has actually seen it” (“Synopsis”). Throughout the progression of the opera sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are blindsided and fooled by Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, and their maid Despina regarding in their attempt to get the young women to fall for other men (which are actually Ferrando and Guglielmo disguised) to prove that they are indeed unfaithful.
A choreographer creates the dances, and the chorus master rehearses the singers. The conductor leads the entire opera performance from his or her place in the pit. The soloists, chorus members and the dancers follow the directions of the conductor. The ancient Greeks blended drama and music, but opera as we know it today developed in Italy in the late 1500s. At first, the music was used mainly for background.
With a flash of light, the audience is flung back in time, when the Paris Opera was at its height. We are thrust in the middle of a rehearsal for the opera Hannibal. Monsieur Lefèvre, the retiring manager of the Opera, is showing the new managers, Monsieurs Firmin and André, the great stage. As the prima donna, Carlotta, is singing, a backdrop falls to the floor, nearly killing her. The cry is raised, "It's The Phantom of the Opera!"
To start with, American Fanfare was created in the year 2006 and was embraced by a Lieutenant Colonel is a wonderful experiences. It was created by the conductor Jim Stephenson, with the rest of the performers, and they should give themselves a pat on the back for creating a new aura around the concert with such an amazing melody in so many ranges of ascending. Yet, the music was able to lead in the making of rhythms to be in a constant motion between adagio, andante, and allegro. Making the audience feel as if they are on the edge of their seats and feeling the homophonic texture. It adds dynamic qualities to the music by having the brass instrument and the woodwind instrument playing the same piece over and over one another as if challenging
An opera is created with a combination of many different art forms, some such as singing, dancing, and acting. It takes in many forms of art and combines it into one, called an opera. Many people have different opinions of things such as an opera, for me I believe that it is a creative way to express feelings in the matter of art, like how a picture is worth a 1000 words. Opera is like an art where the stage is like a canvas, and as the characters take on their every move it is like a stoke on a painting capturing the imagines, like a live canvas. On March 21st we were invited to Elgin theatre to learn a making of an Opera by Opera Atelier, we spent the day learning how an opera is put together and the many steps and art forms used.
My heart leaps when I see that Phantom of the Opera is coming to the local theater, or when Guys and Dolls is appearing on television at one in the morning. Music is the most beautiful and powerful way to relate emotion. Thus, the entire structure of a story is enhanced by presenting action and dialogue through song. The topic of a story can deal with anything from religion, such as in Godspell, to a ravenous man-eating plant (Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors), but no matter which, music brings to life a storyline and places a production forever in one's head by providing a harmony to be continually associated with it. Musicals also provide me with an emotional outlet.
The opera consists of an extremely talented cast with the accompaniment of an amazing orchestra. The orchestra was well amplified throughout the Lincoln Center Opera House because it was clearly heard from our upper mezzanine seating. Sunken down below in front of the stage is where I found the opera orchestra. The opera orchestra, which is quite similar to a full symphony orchestra, was starting to warm-up as I entered the "jewelry box". In the orchestra pit I found aerophones, which included, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, as well as a flute, piccolo, english horn, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, bass trombone, and a tuba; chordophones, which included the first and second violins, violas, cellos, and a harp; membranophones were made up of the percussion and a timpani.
It flows and brings all the emotions I felt watching that scene. The transition of the symphony brought on the memories of this scene in the Sound of Music. I chose this piece over the other ones because this is the only one that brought happiness and memories the very first time I heard it. It brought so much happiness to me that I got up dancing several times. I wanted to just go out and dance the night away like I didn’t have class the next morning.
Dreamgirls: A Feast for the Ears and Soul There are many great musicals that the world has ever seen in the past years. Some have often brought us to tears while some may have brought to us to a world far beyond our imagination’s reach. In a world where television and the internet have often given us too many options to choose from as a form of entertainment, the soul and level of perfection still brought about by the broad way musicals are still one of the best for some of us. When talking about musicals, one may never miss the word “Dreamgirls,” for it is arguably one of the most highly-acclaimed and loved musical of many theater and musical fans. For many years, it has brought us fabulous productions and impeccable performances that will not just delight our ears but our souls as well.
Shylock in this play does suffer wrongs and has some valid points on Christian failings but he will always be seen as the rogue because of his constant greed and hatred towards Antonio- one of the most popular members of the play because of his generosity and affection. In Act 1 Scene 3 we meet Shylock for the first time, throughout the play there are times when we feel understanding for Shylock, however this is not one of them. The most obvious observation of this scene is the hatred of Antonio and dislike of Shylock. Shylock summarises his approach to Christians when he explains what he will do with Christians and what he won't ('I will buy with youâ€¦I will not eat with you').... ... middle of paper ... ...we not bleed?' However, essentially audience compassion is turned away from Shylock by his hatred of Antonio, to the extent of murder and the ruthless pursuit of profit.