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Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera

- Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera          The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages because of its archetypal characters and patterns.  Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate tendencies to perceive things a certain way:  "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again the same or similar mythical ideas . . ."1.  These repeated ideas are archetypes.  The basic legend of The Phantom takes place in 19th century Paris, and is that of a young and talented, but untrained singer named Christine.  Erik, the Phantom, is a disfigured genius of many fields, including music, architecture, magic, and...   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]

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The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

- The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera      In Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production. When viewed in its entirety, the novel exhibits many fantastical elements....   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher is the 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical of the same name. The Phantom of the Opera stars Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé, and Patrick Wilson as Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, who are embroiled in a love triangle. The film was met with generally mixed and negative reviews: Schumacher’s use of mise-en-scène, cinematography and editing, as well as symbolism contributes to the production of The Phantom of the Opera....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera is known as the most successful musical in history, but its age most clearly shows through some of the themes it displays. Most noticeable to me, is the fact that The Phantom of the Opera conforms to and supports traditional gender roles. This becomes evident after analyzing the characters and their interactions during the 25th anniversary production in London. As a whole, The Phantom of the Opera suggests that the ideal man is authoritative, powerful, decisive, and jealous, while the ideal woman is feminine, indecisive, and naïve....   [tags: gender roles, gender normative roles]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Horror is one of the major genres for silent movie produced under Hollywood studio system during 1920s. American filmmakers had gone on exploring the classical Hollywood style, linking technique to clear storytelling because many foreign audiences had been cut off from the Hollywood product during the war (Thompson 58). The Phantom of the Opera (Julian, 1925) exemplifies the classical Hollywood style and represents the class differences characterized by a beautiful woman and an ugly “phantom” in the movie....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Ms. Morton ENG3U 5 August 2015 Violent Acts in the Name of Love as Seen in The Phantom of the Opera Love can make people commit violent acts that they would normally not consider. The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux, which combines love and violence to explore relationships between men and women whose personal experiences of love are vastly different. It is about a man named Erik, also known as The Phantom of the Opera. He has a devil’s appearance and angel’s voice. His shameful face made his parents hate and ignore him....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Reimagining classic pieces of theatre may seem silly and unnecessary. However, with changing times and evolving tolerance, it might be crucial. The Phantom of the Opera is an example of a beloved classic that could benefit from some restructuring, as well as a redefinition of it’s production goals. In such a revamped show, the production team can contemplate varying casting ideas, character alterations as well as highlighting certain themes over others and redefining some all together. I will be discussing revamped production, in addition to specific casting concepts and deviations to the text and character list....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Racism]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux. The novel takes place in Paris. The exact time is unknown but would be around 1910. The reviews from the critics are very different. Although Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera has not generally been highly commended by critics, many would agree that there are several elements that prove Leroux to be a talented writer. One of the strongest elements in the novel is the narrator's voice. The narrator is on a quest, starting out with the question of whether the opera ghost was real and is trying to find evidence in order to reach a conclusion....   [tags: Literature]

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Film Analysis : ' Phantom Of The Opera '

- Sound is what brings movies to life, but, not many viewers really notice. A film can be shot with mediocre quality, but, can be intriguing if it has the most effective foley, sound effects, underscore, etc. Sound in movies band together and unfold the meaning of the scenes. When actors are speaking, the dialogue can bring emotion to the audience, or, it can be used as the ambient sound. Music is one of the main things to have when filmmaking. The use of Claudia Gorbman’s Seven Principles of Composition, Mixing and Editing in Classical Film gives audiences a perspective of sound, and, how it can have an impact on them....   [tags: Film, Feature film, Film score, Opera]

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Watching The Phantom of the Opera

- For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows]

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Phantom of the Opera and Water

- CPT Essay – Phantom of the Opera and Water Christine and Erik used romantic relationships to discover themselves while Chuyia created a family in order to discover who she was. Christine, Erik and Chuyia followed in the ways of Gandhi in finding themselves by losing themselves in the service of others. Relationships are the key factors for every character to discovery themselves and to accept the change that has occurred in their life. Whether this relationship be of a lover, an enemy or even a motherly figure; each character utilizes the people in their lives to forget their hardships and create a better a brighter life....   [tags: Relationships, Key Factors, Character Development]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera From the moment I walked into the Pantages Theater in Toronto Canada, and looked up at the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the room, I knew that this would be something different. I have never been to a play that I enjoyed, but something about the atmosphere of this theater made me forget of all my past experiences. From the moment the music started, the wonderfully eerie theme song of the Phantom, I was captivated. The Phantom of the Opera is set in the late 1800's in Paris France, in the Paris Opera House....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Lloyd Webber 's ' The Phantom Of The Opera '

- Lloyd Webber’s widely regarded masterpiece Phantom Of The Opera uses key motifs and themes throughout the musical to establish its characters and scenes in an effective manner. Throughout the production the motifs, themes and songs all develop to reflect the changes their respective characters undergo. This is particularly evident when analysing The Phantom, his motifs and songs, and how they develop throughout the story. Lloyd Webber has connected many reprises and motifs with The Phantom, all used for different purposes throughout the musical....   [tags: Music, Orchestra, Andrew Lloyd Webber]

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The Phantom of the Opera: Why the film is so popular with Americans

- Popular Film Analysis: The Phantom of the Opera Americans want to experience, feel and relate to situations that aren't always possible. 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. However, there are other things beyond the obvious that relate to and help determine how the audience will react to a film. Such things as the genre that the film is placed in help to set expectations that will draw in a specific crowd of people expecting certain things....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis]

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The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber versus My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe

- The Phantom of The Opera which was playing at the Krannert Center in Champaign was what I thought to be a high budgeted play because of the props, scenery, and costumes that the actors wore. My Fair Lady which was playing at The Sunshine Company of Champaign was not as expensive as the Krannert Center and was shown through the costumes and quality of actors that gave the play life. I chose these two production companies because I wanted to experience one play that was of high quality and one which lacked high quality....   [tags: Papers]

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

- A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace began. In 1999 an American epic space opera, film was released to the public. It became the highest-grossing film of 1999, the highest-grossing Star Wars film, and is currently one of the highest-grossing films in North America. The filmed is loved by people of all ages and continues it's saga today. Everyone should watch the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because it has a cutting edge cast, props and effects....   [tags: george lucas, Yellow Starfighte]

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Mozart's The Magic Flute

- Countless dozens of Ph.D theses must be written about Mozart's The Magic Flute and yet it is so lively with elements of fantasy and free-flying imagination that it is often the first opera to which children are taken. It has a plot of such complexity that it takes several viewings for all but the most studious opera buffs to sort out the characters and follow the ins and outs of the multilevel story. At the same time it has so much easily accessible charm and so many glorious Mozart tunes that even the novice will be captivated....   [tags: Opera Music Art]

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The Peking Opera

- Chinese Opera is one of the “three oldest dramatic art forms in the world” (travelchinaguide), along with “Greece tragic-comedy and Indian Sanskrit” (travelchinaguide). From Chinese Opera comes many forms of opera, over 300 types (travelchinaguide), but the most well know would be the Peking Opera. The Peking Opera is known by many names, like “Eastern Opera” (ebeijing), and “jingqiang” (Xu), but the most common name in the Western world is the “Beijing Opera” (Wertz). Peking Opera is over 200 years old (Wertz).It started in approximately “1790, when four opera troupes from the province of Anhui came to Beijing to perform on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the emperor, Qianlong” (HISTOR...   [tags: Beijing Opera]

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Evolution of Opera: Greek Drama to Baroque Opera

- Donald Grout defines opera in his text, A Short History of Opera, as “a drama in music: a dramatic action, exhibited on stage with scenery by actors in costume, the words conveyed entirely or for the most part by singing, and the whole sustained and amplified by orchestral music” (4). A literal translation of the word opera is simply work, and although the term opera was not coined until 1634, one of the first known operas was performed in 1597 (Grout 1). Grout explains that there are two types of opera....   [tags: A Short History of Opera, Greek Drama]

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Music Comparison : The Mozart 's Opera

- Music Comparison The Mozart’s opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti”, and Hanatarash’ “Live 1988” are two music works that combine different visual and sound aspects in a curious way. Mozart’s opera aria “Dove sono i bei momenti” is a pitch-music performed by American soprano singer Jessye Norman. “Live 1988” is a noise-music performance performed by a Japanese noise band, Hanatarash. In aesthetic terms, “Dove sono I bei momenti” visual and sound aspects are intriguing in their resonance, harmony and relaxing nature which contrasts the chaotic, discordant and offensive nature of “Live 1988”....   [tags: Music, Sound, Opera, Pitch]

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Helping Phantom Limb Pain

- Helping Phantom Limb Pain Over the years scientists have noted many complaints of a strange form of pain called phantom limb pain. This pain is strange because it is located in an appendage that no longer exists. By many of the amputees the pain is described as totally unbearable. Phantom limb pain has even driven some victims crazy. For the amputee population this is a very real problem that definitely needs to be solved. After James Peacock had his right arm amputated last December, he expected some difficulties....   [tags: Phantom Limb Pain Medical Health Essays]

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Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachadran

- V.S. Ramachandran’s Phantoms in the Brain is a well-written book for what he believes to be the causes for some neurological theories and mysteries. He covers many syndromes such as Phantom Limb syndrome, the Capgras Delusion, Cotard’s Syndrome, Hemi-neglect, Blind-sight, Motion blindness, Anosognosia, multi-personality disorder, and the Zombie with in each of us. When he talks about these syndromes he is arguing for the theory of not having a soul because it is not physically tangible and using the neurological theory of consciousness to prove said argument....   [tags: neurological theories, phantom limb syndrome]

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The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera

- The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera     The heart is the dominant symbol in The Floating Opera, more important even than the symbol of the showboat of the novel's title. From beginning to end the book is richly populated by references to the heart on both a literal, physical level, and a figurative, symbolic one. In the first case, literal references are made to Todd's heart condition. In the second case, the heart plays two symbolic roles; not only does it serve as a symbol of Todd's emotional and non-rational side, but the frailty of Todd's heart serves as a correlative for the fragility of all human life....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays]

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Writing Against Death in The Floating Opera

- Writing Against Death in The Floating Opera          In the opening chapter of The Floating Opera, Todd Andrews makes an observation that storytelling is not his cup of tea, because digressions are impossible to contain, and that makes it hard for him to concentrate on a particular line of narration; every image he creates breeds other images, words bring about other words, there being no end to "new figures and new chases" (Barth 2). This remark suggests that Todd's existence is, indeed, confined to the reality he forges by telling his tale; this fictitious reality regenerates itself....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays]

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Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera

- Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera Though set in the underworld of thievery, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera codifies a set of Marxist sexual politics in which marriage stands as the great equalizer of desire and power. An often aphoristic overview of the traditional power struggle between men and women frames a world in which marriage reduces the wooer's desire but raises his power by an equal degree through ownership as a husband. This commodity fetishism of the wife spurs, in turn, the external desire of potential suitors, restoring equilibrium to the scales of eros....   [tags: John Gay Beggar Opera Papers]

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Modernist Opera

- Modernist Opera Modernism, a major artistic movement of the first half of the twentieth century, is traditionally a classification of the visual arts, including such schools as Abstraction, Impressionism, and Expressionism. In architecture, too, was Modernism recognized, in the work of people like Frank Lloyd Wright. Even in literature, with the increasing use of symbolism, Modernism was an influence. Modernists in all of these art forms are consciously engaged in the expansion of the boundaries of their art, and in asking their audiences to reject the status quo, both of the art and of some aspect of society or culture the art form addresses....   [tags: Modernism Music Art Opera Essays]

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Banishing Phantoms: Treating Phantom Limbs

- Limited understanding of phantom limbs hinders the effectiveness of treating phantom sensations and pain. There are several theories as to the causes of phantom limbs only two main areas central and peripheral nervous system. The main three treatments are cognitive-behavioral therapy with extinction, pharmaceuticals and mirror therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy retrains the brain to use extinction to perceive the limb is gone. Pharmaceuticals are the most common way of treating conditions and easier to show evidence....   [tags: system, theories, brain, treatment]

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Phantom Limbs, Phantom Pain, And The

- Phantom Limbs, Phantom Pain, And The "I-Function" The so-called "I-function" which describes the brain's sense of self takes on interesting connotations when discussing phantom limbs and associated phantom pain. The loss of an arm or leg through amputation is not an easy experience to endure, and is even more difficult when the patient begins to feel sensations in their now missing limb. These feelings, sometimes referred to as "stump hallucination", is the subjective sensation, not arising from an external stimulus, that an amputated limb is still present (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Experience of Phantom Limbs

- A phantom is a persistent image or memory of a body part, generally a limb, for a period of time after its loss that can last months, even years. Silas Weir Mitchell studied this phenomenon during the Civil War. For amputees, phantom limbs are essential to regaining use of limbs following prosthetic procedures, without this sensation the recovery and reanimation of limbs can be disastrous. Positional phantoms, a type of phantom that leads to proprioceptive illusions and ever changing distorted images, can bring about acute onset tabes that leads to the feeling of being on “a ship in heavy seas” (68)....   [tags: Pain, Prosthetics, Theories, Cure]

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Phantom Limb and Anasognosia Syndromes

- Every minute of the day, our brain receives an excessive amount of information about what the body is experiencing. It is continuously working with various sensations, some of which we aren’t even consciously aware of (Mehling et al., 2009). The brain does this so well that we become accustomed to trusting everything it tells us. Our own body and self-awareness is based on this communication and feedback from the brain. Self awareness is a multifaceted concept that involves the ability to focus on and be aware of internal and external bodily sensations in regards to oneself and their place in the world around them (Mehling et al., 2009)....   [tags: chronic pain, brain functions, abnormal syndromes]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Phantom Noise '

- Throughout the times war has effected people immensely both physically and mentally. All people deal with their circumstances differently to help cope with what they dealing with. Whether it’s a fatality in the family, or post traumatic stress disorder most people find a way to heal from injury or emotional damage. In Brian Turners poem, “Phantom Noise,” he writes about the constant ringing he hears from the war he served in. The poem expresses that Turner seems to deal with his emotional damage by writing poetry about what he feels, hears, and sees during the time he spent in war and in civilian life....   [tags: Emotion, Poetry, English-language films, Feeling]

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Amputation: A Phantom Limb

- ... They recorded the number and duration of pain episodes and the intensity of pain. It was found that pain intensity decreased with mirror treatment, as well as the number and duration of pain episodes. After 4 weeks of treatment, all of patients in the mirror group reported a decrease in pain. In the covered-mirror group, one patient reported a decrease in pain, whereas the other patients reported worsening pain. In the mental-visualization group, two patients reported a decrease in pain, while four patients reported worsening pain.(6) Overall the study proved that mirror therapy was the most successful form of treatment of the three tested treatments....   [tags: cramping, shooting, burning]

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Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

- Imagine a man – refer to him as John* – who lost his left arm after a horrible tractor accident. Shortly after his amputation, John begins feeling strange sensations where his arm previously existed, namely excruciating pain, akin to something ripping his flesh apart. Despite the empty space, he feels his arm; the sensations seem so realistic that he almost believes his arm remains attached to his shoulder. Is John mad. Obviously his left arm no longer exists, so how could he feel pain in that empty space....   [tags: sensations, brain, amputations]

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Phantom Loads of Energy

- Energy is used uselessly when an electronic device is plugged in. This energy that is used is called the phantom load, or standby power. Excessive human activity such as aimless use of electricity like this, as well as unabashed use of other natural resources and various products that deplete the ozone layer is affecting the earth, and ruining the environment. A few simple steps involving the learning theory that can be used to help stop this a public service announcement, using observable learning, reinforcement, by saving money, and praise, and generalization, by associating smaller appliances with any electronic that can be turned off....   [tags: energy, environmentalism,]

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The History and Future of Opera

-   On October 12th, I saw Tosca by Giacomo Puccini held at Atlanta Opera. Tosca is an Italian opera, directed by Tomer Zvulun, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, included a cast of Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, and Luis Ledesma (The Atlanta Opera). Opera is an art form in which singers act out drama through a combination of acting and vocal performance. Singers deliver conversation in a musical manner, essentially singing the conversation. Since we recently learned about opera in class, I want to explore the future of opera - where it will go next with the ever advancing modern technology, media and entertainment, and what researches are currently being done at...   [tags: music genres, personal reflections]

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The Life of Amazing Opera Singers

- The Life of amazing Opera Singers Opera originated in Italy in the early 1500’s. It gained popularity in the Baroque period when people began experimenting new and different sounds with their voices. Opera is very dramatic work and you must have a really great voice to be considered as an Opera singer. Operas are usually performed in Opera houses and are accompanied by different instruments/ orchestra. It started off in Italy and soon became used all over the world. In the 1800s, Italian Opera soon began to take over all of Europe....   [tags: Beverly Sill, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey]

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Opera in the Nineteenth Century

- How would feel if you were in the La Scala opera house, listening to a Vincenzo Bellini operas. Would it be warm felt or just would be nice to be there. To know that there is people out there that can sing with the power and flexibility that they can do. Vincenzo Bellini is one of the many opera composers that the nineteenth century had to offer (The National Opera Center America). Bellini like many of the composers in this time was born in Italy. During the nineteenth century, opera stories most of the time was had a theme of passion and romance....   [tags: Romantic era of music]

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The Invention Of Christmas And Opera

- Christmas and Opera did not merely seem to correlate, but understanding where the two events derived from can help one to understand the similarities and differences between them. The development of Christmas was different from the creation of opera because the working class was controlling the other social classes for profit. Whereas for opera, the different social classes unified to keep opera as entertainment and not a social event. Another difference came within the writing and context throughout the article and the presentation of information conveyed by the author....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Decline of Cantonese Opera in Singapore

- ... At its’ peak, there were 50 Getai troupes in the 3 amusement parks. Although these amusement parks were eventually shut down, their presence at hungry ghost festivals increased and slowly took over operas as the main show. Moreover, because they performed popular television songs, their popularity increased as television popularity increased. Thus, because people were giving in to the popular music culture, interest slowly waned out and Cantonese opera became sidelined. With the SMC still in place till this day, a lot of youths over the years have not been given the opportunity to learn their family dialect, especially since English was made the first language in schools since 1974....   [tags: Chinese legacy, government effect]

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Treating Phantom Limbs

- Limited understanding of phantom limbs hinders the effectiveness of treating phantom sensations and pain. There are several theories as to the causes of phantom limbs only two main areas central and peripheral nervous system. The main three treatments are cognitive-behavioral therapy with extinction, pharmaceuticals and mirror therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy retrains the brain to use extinction to perceive the limb is gone. Pharmaceuticals are the most common way of treating conditions and easier to show evidence....   [tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Pharmaceuticals]

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Phantom Limb Pain

- I have been interested in working with patients that are amputees for some time. I was interested to find out if mirror therapy actually worked for those patients that have phantom limb pain. The treatment seems to be very simple and from the few videos I had seen before my research, it was very effective. According to several different websites, patients that have had an amputation the likelihood of them having phantom limb pain is between 50% and 80% of all amputees. This is a huge number and if mirror therapy is actually effective it could help reduce this debilitating pain in hundreds if not thousands of patients....   [tags: Health, therapy]

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The Male Dan In Chinese Opera

- The film, Farewell My Concubine, directed by Chen Kaige drew the attention of the western world onto Chinese Opera at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival by winning the Palme d’Or award that year. Farewell My Concubine is one of the most famous plays in Beijing Opera in which the loyalty of Yu Ji (Beauty Yu) is contested by the King of Chu when his state is defeated. The main character, Cheng Dieyi, mirrors both Mei Langfan and Yu Ji. Mei Langfan is considered the most representative artist in Beijing Opera because of his perfection as a female impersonator....   [tags: Chinese Theater]

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Ballet at the Paris Opera

- There is a mysterious concept behind the art of ballet. Ballet is often said to represent the beauty and artistic values of multiple generations. Shows displayed in the land of Paris, depicted a sense of wealth but later evolving into the story telling of several movements. In the year 1877, painter Edgar Degas combined his rebellious views with the traditional techniques in order to create one of my favorite paintings; the Ballet at the Paris Opera. Through this combination, Degas was able to depict a sense of balance in his artwork....   [tags: painting, beauty, artistic, art]

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The Synopsis Of The Opera ' By Georges Bizet

- The synopsis of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet is about a woman named Carmen. She is introduced with a song about the natural of love Habanera. She is surrounded by men, which plead with her to choose a lover, but end up throwing a flower at José who shows no interest in her. José is engaged Micaela, whom his mothers approve of. She brought him a letter from his mother saying she wants him to hurry up and marry Micaela. First, José finally decides to heed to his mother request, then Carmen reveals her affection for him by throwing a flower to him....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Woman, Wife]

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The Modernization of Chinese Opera

- The topic of investigation is to determine whether the modernizations of Chinese operas justifiably portrayed China. The investigation will focus on Chinese operas from 1949-1976 and the government’s involvement during the Culture Revolution. Mao’s motivations to reform China are considered within this investigation and the relation between are explored. The two main sources selected for evaluation, Chinese Perspectives in Rhetoric and Communication by D. Ray Heisey and Red Azalea written by Anchee Min, will be evaluated for their origins, purposes, limitations, and values....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Rise Of Female Opera Singers

- As discussed in class multiple times throughout the quarter the term diva, is socially constructed. Women throughout history have been labeled and criticized over their actions that people presumed went against the correct social norms. What is striking is that in today 's modern society the diva is often associated with women who are in glamorous positions such as in music and the “demands” made by them not for who they are in reality, regardless of the connotation, there has always been a fascination with the diva on stage, and there is much more to her then what the eye can see....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Pop icon]

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Analysis of The Beggar´s Opera

- This essay will seek to explore how far literature of the time subscribes to the view in The Beggar’s Opera – ‘O London is a Fine Town’. In order to do this, the essay will examine ‘London’ by William Blake, ‘Tintern Abbey’ and ‘Composed upon Westmisnster bridge by Wordsworth and Oliver Twist by Dickens. The Beggar’s Opera was written in 1728 and is considered to be ‘the most complete statement of Gay’s attitude toward the town and its evils.’ The play begins with the introduction to the character of the Beggar as he announces to his audience: ‘I own myself of the Company of the Beggars; and I make one at their weekly festivals at St Giles.’ The character makes it clear he belongs to a gro...   [tags: literature, town, evils, evidence]

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Operation Phantom Fury

- Synopsis The escalating insurgent activity following the fall of Saddam Hussein in Fallujah made the scene of one of the bloodiest battles Americans had seen since Vietnam. Despite the attempt of multiple units that came and gone over 20 months, Fallujah became Iraq’s most dangerous city in 2004. Following a the death of 4 American contractors it would become the scene of Operation Vigilant Resolve (The First Battle of Fallujah) and then after a short lived cease fire Operation Phantom Fury, also known as “The Battle of Fallujah II” would start on November 7, 2004....   [tags: saddam hussein, fallujah]

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The Phantom Of Liberty Lend A Lot The Story

- among others were the sparkling gem this movie has to offer. Watching the movie is very reflective towards the society of audience. Many say the film is about how animals are watching our society. The animals are confused at how complicated and inefficient our society is. The organization and the pacing of The Phantom of Liberty lend a lot the story. The film follows one group of people and their story until it gets interesting. Once that happens, they changed and begin to follow a group with a much less interesting scenario....   [tags: Film, Film director, Movie projector]

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The Sydney Opera House

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The Glimmerglass Opera Company

- Glimmerglass Opera is an opera company located in Cooperstown, New York and they had their first season in 1975. The Alice Busch Opera Theater, the theater they perform in, has homed more than eighty productions, many which were premieres.Their current mission states, “to Produce Opera and music theater, to educate young professional performers, to educate emerging theater craftspeople and arts administration.” There is twenty people in their administration so they are a relatively small organization....   [tags: community outreach & educational programs]

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True Love or Soul Mates

- When faced with the choice of true love or a soul mate, not many people would know what to choose until the last possible moment. They dream of a romantic beginning and a happily ever after ending. These are often found written in the dark and twisted romance novels. One of the many favorites is written by Gaston Leroux, and is one of his best works, The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), which is a notable example of the Gothic genre, which was popular in the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Bel Canto Opera

- Opera in the Romantic Period was a time when opera changed drastically, especially in the country of Italy. The recognition of singers as being important, almost irreplaceable, in the art of “bel canto” opera changed the idea of a vocalist in opera forever. A singer’s voice was prized and Italian composers, like Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini wrote operas and works to showcase the voice, it’s color, range and agility. These Italian composers were moving away from the normal style of composition of the time, and the composer Rossini, who set the stage for many other followers....   [tags: Musical History ]

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Symbolism of Italian and French Theatre and Opera

- Introduction The “Querelle des Bouffons” ("Quarrel of the Comic Actors") was a cultural war over the comparative merits of French and Italian opera styles. It was divided into two camps; the supporters of Italian music known as the coin de la reine, and the partisans of French music known as the coin du roi. However the querrelle had political and social implications with supporters of the royal establishment championing French opera, they saw as being forged on the principles of French classicism and absolutist ideology, while proponents of Enlightenment saw in Italian opera a vehicle for subversive attacks on that establishment....   [tags: Humanities, Theatre]

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The Future Of Theatre : Producing Representative Theatre

- The Future of Theatre: Producing Representative Theatre Reimagining classic pieces of theatre may seem silly and unnecessary. However, with changing times and evolving tolerance, it might be crucial. The Phantom of the Opera is an example of a beloved classic that could benefit from some restructuring, as well as a redefinition of it’s production goals. In such a revamped show, the production team can contemplate varying casting ideas, character alterations as well as highlighting certain themes over others and redefining some all together....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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Utah Symphony and Utah Opera Merger

- 1. Bill Bailey, chairman of the board of the Utah Opera Organization, could use McClelland’s need theory to support the merger with the Utah symphony based on the three principles that are entailed in the theory; need for achievement, need for affiliation, and need for power (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010, p. 215). Firstly, the need for achievement is met by understanding that people strive to master difficult situations, endeavors or challenges. This idea works on both an organizational level, as well as an individual level....   [tags: Business]

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Kunqu Opera from the Peony Pavilion

- On March 17th, 2014 the department of music at Hunter College hosted a recital of Qing Yi Arias from The Peony Pavilion, a Kunqu Opera. Kunqu Opera is a form of Chinese musical drama consisting of three components that work concurrently and in synchronization. The Qing Yi Arias adheres to these principles and is successful in executing them. The recital was composed of three performers, Ms. Yang Ling as Qing Yi, a virtuous and noble woman, Mr. Chen Tao on Kundi, a bamboo flute and Mr. Huang Shi-Rong on percussion....   [tags: Chinese culture]

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The Life Opera Singer Luciano Pavarotti

- As an art form, opera is a rare and remarkable creation. For me, it expresses aspects of the human drama that cannot be expressed in any other way, or certainly not as beautifully.-Luciano Pavarotti Even though I consider myself to be an eclectic person with widespread musical tastes I cannot say that I have sampled every genre there is but I hope to remedy that by listening to any type of music presented to me with an open mind and open heart. The individual that I have chosen to write my music writing assignment about is Luciano Pavarotti who was in my opinion the greatest opera singer of the twentieth century....   [tags: music, italy, influences]

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Phantom Limbs: A Neurobiological Explanation

- Phantom Limbs: A Neurobiological Explanation Severely injuring a digit or limb can result in unrepentant damage and amputation. However, the painful sensations experienced in regard to that limb do not necessarily cease after amputation. The concept of feeling sensations in a limb that is no longer attached to the body is referred to as feeling a "phantom limb." This phenomenon is experienced by approximately 80%-100% of all patients who have lost a limb (1), and has therefore sparked wide interest in scientific community....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Phantom Limb Phenomenon: The Effects of Unattributed Causality

- Amputees for centuries have reported a prolonged presence and feeling of their amputated limb or body part after it has been removed. This phenomenon has preempted what is understood as the phantom limb phenomenon, which is currently accepted as a natural consequence of amputation (Hill, 1999). Most common reports are found amputations of the arms and legs yet reported experiences have been documented post-amputation in other areas such as the breast, penis, eye, teeth and bladder (Giummarra, Gibson, Georgiou-Karistianis, & Bradshaw, 2007; Nicolelis, 2008)....   [tags: Amputees, Rehabilitation, Medical Treatment]

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Scene 1 Of His Opera Wozzeck

- In Act III, scene 1 of his opera Wozzeck, Alban Berg employs his take on a theme and variations. When one hears that a piece of music is classified as an “invention on a theme,” they immediately associate the style with early composers from the Baroque era, a time when classical conventions truly started to take their form. By employing methods of long term tonicization, bending the classical expectations of form and harmony, and accentuating Marie’s sense of wandering conscious and morality, Berg is able to give the audience a profound insight into Marie’s relationship with Wozzeck, her child, and herself....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Minor chord, Chord]

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An Opera Performance

- An Opera Performance On Friday November 3rd I had the pleasure of attending an evening of Opera titled Love Through the Ages with Maria Fortuna and Nancy Townsend at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Having never been to an Opera performance I had no idea of what to expect and was looking forward to this new experience. Fortuna was accompanied by multi-faceted pianist Nancy Townsend. These two musicians showed tremendous expertise and were able to keep my attention through the extent of the program....   [tags: essays papers]

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Malevolent Phantom (To Kill a Mockingbird)

- Malevolent Phantom (To Kill a Mockingbird) “Vision is the act of seeing things invisible” (Jonathan Swift). In every society there is an underlying darkness that is alienation. Those who fall victim to alienation become the invisible and voiceless members of society. In Society there are few that see alienation. There are even fewer that know it is morally wrong and try to illuminate it. Alienation often goes unseen, but it is always there. The struggle to eliminate it will forever continue. In To Kill A Mockingbird it is children who have not yet learned to be blind, and an enlightened minority that have vision to see the invisible....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Mirror Therapy Used for Treating Phantom Limb Pain

- 1. Introduction: Pain is defined as unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage .It is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Pain can be devided as physical or pscychological pain according to its cause. physical pain can be divided into nociceptive and non nociceptive pain according to pain arising place....   [tags: Medical Science]

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The Threepenny Opera

- What keeps mankind alive. Answer the question with reference to the actions of characters in The Threepenny Opera. In The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht, through the writing of the song “Second Threepenny Finale What Keeps Mankind Alive” in Scene Six, gives us the idea that “mankind is kept alive by bestial acts (page 55, line number 18). In my opinion, although the idea to associate human beings with beasts, or more specifically, human behaviour with “bestial acts” looks peculiar, some characters, in their pursuit of desires and wants, do reflect an inhuman nature, which makes them ‘beast-like’....   [tags: English Literature]

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Describing Phantom Limb Experience

- Describing Phantom Limb Experience Of people who have had body parts amputated, about 80 percent experience some sort of phantom limb sensation. This experience, which can range from severe shooting pain to merely feeling the presence of the absent limb, most often occurs in amputees but sometimes manifests itself in individuals whose limbs have been missing since birth. The sensations patients experience are not necessarily of the same strength, location, or duration from occurrence to occurrence, and the frequency of episodes often fluctuates over time....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Phantom Towers: Reconstructing the Normal

- Phantom Towers: Reconstructing the Normal Every night before going to bed I used to stare at Manhattan at its best. The tall buildings with the lights on give you the impression of diamonds laid on black velvet. It is such a treat to live on the 26th floor, to not have the suffocating sight of walls and windows obstructing the view. But the scenery has changed drastically since September 11th. White smoke was everywhere. At night the smoke became even more apparent with the shine of the stadium lights at Ground Zero that aided the workers making it through the night....   [tags: Personal Narrative September 11 Essays]

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Phantom Limbs

- Phantom Limbs Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a serious condition that occurs when a person who has lost a part of their body though amputation, trauma (brachial plexus), or loss of nervous connections in an appendage, perceives that the limb is still there and experiences sensations coming from this area. It was first described in 1866 by S. Weir Mitchell, an American neurologist, through a short story published in Atlantic Monthly. While Mitchell may then have wondered if this was specific to wounded Civil War soldiers, it has since been established as quite common (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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- OPERA AND DRAMA: DIFFERING VIEWS Opera and drama are two closely linked disciplines in the world of performing arts; although many view these as individual aspects which should be combined to create a greater result, others seemingly view opera as drama although it would be seen as illogical to view drama as opera. The mere fact opera has a narrative, although told through music and libretto, combines the two. Michael Tippett’s opera, The Midsummer Marriage, contains influences from other established form’s (drawing examples for Wagner and Verdi) as well as containing Tippett’s own futuristic ideas....   [tags: Drama]

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Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster

- Politics in Opera Imprint Information Viva la Liberta. - Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster is published by Verso in 1992 in London, Great Britain. It was the book's first edition and publication. The book contains 340 pages of text, no illustrations, and includes a tables of contents, nine main chapters, conclusion, notes and and an index. The chapters start with the period of modern politics, the French Revolution in 1789 and with "Mozart: Class Conflict and Enlightenment" from that period till modern opera / musicals in "Democratic Opera: Victims as Heroes"....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The History of the Soap Opera

- The History of the Soap Opera Soap operas have been one of the most popular forms of television in the world, being the foremost genre in Britain for thirty-five years, ever since the first episode of Coronation Street was screened in 1960. The continuous plots and new characters that viewers could relate to sparked I new passion for the common soap opera. Ever since, new soap operas have been released, still using the old ingredients and standard story lines, still managing the captivate audiences on a constant basis....   [tags: Papers]

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Phantom Warriors

- Title: Phantom Warriors ,book 1 Author: Garry A.Linderer Main characters: many LRRP’s LRP’s and Ranger nits in Vietnam Summary: The book I read was about LRRP’s (long range reconnaissance patrol) , LRP’s (long range patrols) , and Ranger units in Vietnam. The book told stories of several different types of operations in the units most challenging times. The job of a unit of this type was to infiltrate a designated RA( recon area) stealth like as possible with a four to seven man team (sometimes larger)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Imagine you are in a darkened theater and on stage are the actors. Behind the actors you can see the scenery. Down in front of the stage, in what is called the pit, is an orchestra and a conductor. As the orchestra plays, the actors on stage do not speak their lines they sing them. Opera is the combination of drama and music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery and action, but it is the sum of all these elements, combined with music, which defines the art form called opera....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Mozart's Opera Buffa and Abduction from the Seragalio

- “Too fine for our ears and a tremendous number of notes, my dear Mozart.” To which he replied “Exactly as many, your majesty, as are necessary” (Turner 258) The event I attended for MUS111 was Mozart’s Opera Buffa, Abduction from the Seraglio, first presented in Vienna July 16, 1782. The opera was presented by Opera Atelier with musical accompaniment by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre. The Abduction from the Seraglio is an opera Singspiel in three acts. It is an irreverent comic opera based in the commedia dell’arte tradition....   [tags: concert review]

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Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House

- Guangzhou Opera House is a recently completed building by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, completed in 2010. The building’s extreme geometry and the spectacular interior have brought about international awareness and appreciations on its design. Followings are two articles that examine and critique the building. One is “L'auditorium asimmetrico (Asymmetrical Auditorium)”from the architecture journal “Abitare”. The other article is “Crazy Angles, Soaring Steel” by Thomas Lane from the architecture Journal “Building”....   [tags: Architecture]

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Concert Review on a College´s Opera Performance

- Eastern Washington University Department of Music presented a program of Opera works by Giacomo Puccini, Aron Copland, W.A. Mozart, John Dowland, Franz Shubert, Maurice Ravel, and Robert Schumann on Friday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., in the Music Building, Recital Hall. These Opera works were sung by Senior Recitalist, Alexandra Rannow. The concert started off with Mi chiamano Mimi by Giacomo Puccini that was sung extraordinarily well by Alexandra Rannow who was accompanied by a pianist. Mi chiamano Mimi is in the first of four acts of Puccini’s La Boheme....   [tags: Music, Recital, Singer]

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Realism in British Soap Opera

- Realism in British Soap Opera Using a media text as a key example, evaluate selected techniques of fictional production which contribute to a sense of realism consistent with genre or format used. Many have defined the term realism but these definitions by Watt and Williams can be easily applied to my choice of media text, which is the British soap opera. Fiske writes that Watt and Williams “….tend to define it by its content. Watt traces its origins to the rise of the novel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.” And Williams “…whose historical perspective covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, lists three main characteristics of realism in drama: he finds that it has a...   [tags: essays papers]

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Jerry Springer : The Opera Of A Beneficial Moral Standpoint

- Drawing on known ethical theories assesses the BBC’s decision to broadcast Jerry Springer: The Opera in 2005. This essay will discuss whether the BBC’s decision to broadcast the scandalous musical ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ came from a beneficial moral standpoint. It will inform basic information about the show itself, reveal complaint numbers, discuss the issue of freedom of expression again causing offence and then apply Kantianism and Utilitarianism theories to the situation. and discuss which theory provided the most helpful guidance in making that decision....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Morality]

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Phantom Limb Pain: Mirror Therapy vs. Motor Imagery

- Many amputees suffer from phantom limb, and phantom pain. Phantom limb can be described as the sensation of still having a certain body part and is moving accordingly (e.g. arm or leg) after the extremity has been amputated. People who experience phantom limb usually experience phantom pain, which is when the nerves at the end of amputated area cause pain or when a phantom limb seems stuck in an awkward or painful position. Ramachandran is a leading researcher in the field of phantom pain, and has done much research on mirror therapy and mirror neurons....   [tags: amputees, therapy, neurons, motor, imagery]

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The Sydney Opera House Story

- The Sydney Opera House Story In 1955 as a result of the vision of Eugene Goossens, the popular head of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, an international architectural competition to build a new performing arts centre in Sydney was launched. Joseph Cahill was the Labor premier of New South Wales at the time. The competition received more than 234 designs from architects around the world. There were eminent architects from Australia, England and the United States on the judging panel....   [tags: Papers]

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