Don Giovanni Essays

  • Don Giovanni Observation

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    On November 6th, 2015, I had the pleasure of hearing Don Giovanni presented by Venture Opera at the Angel Orensanz foundation in New York City. The gothic style building in which the show was taken place was built in 1849, made sacred in 1850 but later bought in 1986 by a Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz. He restored the building and turned it into performance space and an art gallery. It is a magnificent historic landmark and it is the Shul of New York. Inside of the Angel Orensanz center

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

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    Mozart's Don Giovanni One of the most interesting challenges in operatic composition , is composing for all the specific characters. A composer has to distinguish between characters through his music. Jan can’t sound like Fran , and Dan can’t sound like Stan. Each character must have his or her own traits. Mozart’s opera , Don Giovanni , provides us with many different characters to compare and contrast. One scene in particular lends itself to the comparison of Don Giovanni , Leporello ,

  • Don Giovanni Opera in Modern Times

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    Don Giovanni Opera in Modern Times Music has the capability to bring forth many emotions and feelings in a person. Depending on the tone and the melody of the music, emotions such as anger, joy, and grief may arise. For example, rap music, in general, brings forth emotions such as anger, frustration, and rage to a person's mind. Melodies such as Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On and Aerosmith's I Don't Want To Miss A Thing often arouse emotions of love, sadness, and hope; "lovey-dovey" feelings

  • Garrison Keillor's Don Giovanni

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    In Garrison Keillor’s short story “Don Giovanni'; the main character, Don Giovanni, is portrayed as a self centered, self serving, seducing womanizer. The story focuses on conversations held between “The Don'; and Figaro. In these conversations “The Don'; attempts to erode Figaro’s positive views on marriage. The attitude that “The Don'; has about women is negatively viewed by most societies, and it’s because of this attitude that he ends up at the fiery

  • Don Giovanni Essay

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    Don Giovanni is an eighteenth century opera written and composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The narrative follows the affairs of a young, immoral, and promiscuous nobleman by the name of Don Giovanni. The opera begins with his attempts to sleep with Donna Anna, the fiancé to another noble named Don Ottavio. Before accusations can be made against Don Giovanni, however, his subsequent actions are viewed as he continues to attempt to seduce more women. One of the more prominent characters to appear

  • Analysis Of Opera Scenes

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    was the most influential to me was Opera Scenes presented by the Joliet West musical department. The cast consisted of Joliet West students and featured the remastering of some great plays in history including: Romeo and Juliet, the Fairy Queen, Don Giovanni, and Hansel and Gretel. Opera scenes was a performance that captivated the audience with beautiful redemptions from well-known plays throughout history that gave the audience greater context to the play, while also adding an entertaining and humorous

  • Vocal Music

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    Vocal Music The Classical era was primarily a period of instrumental music. The major composers of the time focused on new instrumental styles and forms. Vocal music wasn't nearly as important as it had been in the past. The Lieder (songs) written by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven are not considered to be as important as their instrumental work. The operas composed by Haydn to entertain the guests at Esterházy have vanished into history, and Beethoven wrote only one opera, Fidelio. However, the age

  • Understanding Human Nature: Examples from Philosophy and the Arts

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    the aesthetic way of existence. In order to support my thesis, I first discuss Kierkegaard's theory of the three spheres of existence. I look especially at what he considers to be the main feature of the aesthetic stage, as well as the figure of Don Giovanni in Mozart's opera. Second, I will look at the character of Romano Podroni in Dark Eyes. Finally, I will point out what makes these two characters prototypes of the aesthetic existence: the inhuman way in which they live the temporal dimension of

  • The Importance Of Opera

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    actors. Musicians are placed in an orchestra pit in a lowered area in front of the stage. It is placed there to provide the highest quality sound, and for timed music. Lighting is often utilized in the telling of a story. E.g, a performance of Don Giovanni. White light

  • Opera Research Paper: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Beaumarchais, but this time in a toned-down fashion. He was given permission, and set out to write The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart collaborated with Lorenzo Da Ponte for the libretto of The Marriage of Figaro, as well as two other of Mozart’s operas, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte (Montagne, 2006). The libretto was written in the opera buffa style, which was comedic. Mozart and Da Ponte were neighbors in Vienna during their composition of The Marriage of... ... middle of paper ... ...ening which soon

  • Analysis of Amadeus

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    Once upon a time, heroes were identified as people who fought and slayed monsters while saving mankind. However, the definition of a hero has changed dramatically over time. Now, a hero can even be an ordinary everyday person. Even though their appearances may have changed however, there is still a pattern, a so called “archetypal hero.” Such can be seen in Mozart, in the movie “Amadeus.” Mozart, although he does not look or acts like a hero, is undisputedly a hero. In the beginning of the movie

  • Mozart Classical Revolution

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    When discussing the great works and composers of the classical period, one cannot get too far without the name Mozart entering the conversation. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably one of the most talented composers of the Classical period. He proved himself to be a true musical prodigy through his unique style and lasting compositions of many genres. His operas are renown as some of the most important works for the opera genre, and none more so than his opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro. Known

  • The Social and Personal Impediments Against Which Genius Has to Battle."

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    As a composer, and a performer, there can be no question of Mozart's genius, however, what is genius defined as? The main definition is that genius is a very great and rare innate ability or skill- it is a creative power. It is therefore clear that Mozart was in fact a genius in his music; it does no state anywhere, however, that a genius also has to have a divine personality and behaviour and this is clear as Mozart is shown in Amadeus as a silly, scatological, childish and "infantile" man. To be

  • Marriage Of Figaro Essay

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    The Marriage of Figaro is a remarkable comedy centered on the expression of love. It was based on the play by Beaumarchais and the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 -1791], an influential, popular, and prolific composer of the classical period, in collaboration with libretto Lorenzo Dan Ponte, a venetian composer and poet. The opera was sung in Italian and supertitle in English, which gave me great opportunity to understand and enjoyed the show presented by the American Opera and Musical Institute

  • Essay On Nikki Giovanni

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    Nikki Giovanni once said "My family on my grandmother's side are fighters. My family on my father's side are survivors. I'm a revolutionist. It's only logical." Nikki Giovanni had no filter when it came to standing up for what she believed in. Her outgoing and determined personality brought her to be the poet she is today. Nikki Giovanni's family, struggles and works with activism influenced her poetry in many different ways. Biography- Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 7

  • Nikki Giovanni Essay

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    Nikki Giovanni’s Life as A Poet Nikki Giovanni is a successful poet and received many awards for her unique poetry and hard work, she also did well in school and graduated with honors. She began to be known in the late 1960’s as one of the strongest voices in the Black Arts Movement. Giovanni did also have had some struggles during her life time such as cancer, and her mother drinking beer every day. Giovanni’s poetry is based on pride in her race and her people, she respects the famous African-American

  • Poem Analysis Of Choices By Nikki Giovanni

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    Nikki Giovanni is a very strong woman who expressed her emotions through the words she wrote. With every stanza or line that she wrote there was a significant meaning behind it. Giovanni used her words as a window to speak and inspire. This poem “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni was written after her father’s death. Giovanni was very distraught by the sudden death of her father. This was very unexpected, as he passed away on June 8,1982, the day after his 39th birthday. This was the very same year that

  • Nikki Giovanni: Annotated Bibliography

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    Nikki Giovanni Annotated Bibliography Fowler, Virginia C. Nikki Giovanni: a literary biography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, 2013. Print. This book provides an in-depth scrutiny of the work and life of Nikki Giovanni. Apparently, Giovanni cut an edge as one of the most famous and prolific poets that emerged in the wake of the Black Arts Movement. Fowler takes her readers through the poet’s life and works and gives a comprehensive analysis of how Giovanni’s life influenced her works. This source

  • Essay On Nikki Giovanni

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    Nikki Giovanni is an extraordinary poet, writer, activist and educator. Giovanni’s outspokenness inspires so many people’s lives and has brought the eyes of the world upon her. She is determined and committed to the journey fought for civil rights and equality. Her focus is what her power hold to make a difference in many lives of others. Nikki Giovanni was born June 7, 1943 in Knoxville Tennessee in an all-black suburb called Lincoln Heights in Cincinnati Ohio. Her family consisted of her mom

  • Mozart and his Audience

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    In order to make Le Nozze di Figaro appeal to the tastes of opera buffa audiences, Mozart and Da Ponte used familiar operatic conventions as well as clever, innovative musical techniques. The opera contained elements which would be familiar to many audiences, such as the use of stereotypical opera buffa characters, as well as the continuation of a plot from a previous successful opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia . Furthermore, Mozart used several inventive musical techniques to sustain the dramatic