Opera house Essays

  • Moores Opera House Analysis

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    The Moores School Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble performed the Swingin’ In The Opera House at the Moores Opera House. I didn’t really have any expectations in mind and previous experience would be going to middle school and high school orchestra performances. When I first walked into the Moores Opera House, I saw that everyone was on stage with their instruments. There were chairs and stands also on the stage in front of the musicians. Also when we had walked in they were just playing music and

  • The Baroque and Renaissance Periods of Music

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    Throughout history, many periods of music have existed, some of which have left behind enduring contributions to music altogether. The most important period of music however is the Baroque period. This is because the beginning of its era marked the introduction of dominant musical devices that have been used ever since. The term “baroque” was derived from the Portuguese barroco meaning “oddly shaped pearl” and refers to a period of European music or Western European art music that flourished from

  • How Did Franz Strauss Influence In His Work?

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    In 1938, when the entire nation was preparing for war, Strauss created Friedenstag (Peace Day), a one-act opera set in a besieged fortress during the Thirty Years ' War. The work is essentially a hymn to peace and a thinly veiled criticism of the Third Reich. Productions of the opera ceased shortly after the outbreak of war in 1939. When his Jewish daughter-in-law Alice was placed under house arrest in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1938, Strauss used his connections in Berlin, to secure her safety. He

  • George Frederic Handel

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    musician who composed many operas and oratorios especially in London. He is an inspiration of many due to his hard work in both music and other fields. For instance, in Hanover, Handel was made the Kapellmeister to the Elector, George Louis who favored him and sent him to visit England for twelve months. During his first visit in London, he was received at Queen Anne 's court and stayed there for the first eight months. However, his great interest was in Vanbrugh’s new opera house. This was a great chance

  • Apart Guiseppe's Accomplishments

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    goal. Little did he know, that his hard work will lead to him becoming the most appreciated Italian composers of the Romantic Era. Guiseppe will always be remembered for unique operas and the impact that he left in the history of music. Throughout the rest of this report, you will learn about Guiseppe Verdi 's works in the opera through a whole new and more accurate

  • Gessamtkuntswerk Analysis

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    at the history surrounding the time that they were written in order to understand his opinions and thinking behind the specific theories highlighted in his essays. It is only then that we can compare the differences between Wagner’s works and the opera of the Baroque period specifically with regard to music and text. In looking at his theories we can then see how he put them into practice with emphasis on his use of leitmotifs in his music dramas. Richard Wagner was a German born composer, theatre

  • Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: An Italian Baroque Composer

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    Introduction In early 18th century Venice there lived a red-haired priest named Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. Traveling with an entourage that nearly always included his elderly father, he oversaw the performance of operas and instrumental pieces that have come to define classical music as we now know it. Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678 and died on July 28th, 1741. He was many things, an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. He was an Italian priest and composer during the

  • Phantom Of The Opera Theatre Analysis

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    within the performances of The Phantom of the Opera and Cats both composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber. The opulent gothic context, the external realistic style, and the ability to explore musical theatre with a higher soprano singing from The Phantom of the Opera contrast with the bleak modernistic context, internal realistic style, and the ability to explore musical theatre with an alto pitched singing from Cats. In the context of The Phantom of the Opera musical the inspiration was sourced from the French

  • George Frederick Handel's Music Influence

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    learnt his musical skills in Halle from composer Friedrich W. Zachow. At age 17 he went to study law but dropped out after a year. He then moved to Hamburg in 1703, there he played second violinist at the opera house and was sometimes maestro al cembalo (harpsichordist/conductor). He wrote his first opera- Almira, in 1705 and it premiered to a warm reception in Hamburg. In 1706 he travelled around Italy until 1710. Here is where his strongest musical influences can be traced to. In Italy he met famous

  • Madama Butterfly Analysis

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    ideas about the East, and the issues of race, gender and sexual identity, along with the portrayal of the tensions between the two cultures. Arthur Groos in his essay, “Return of the Native” points out that “the opera presents an inter-racial tragedy set during one of the most momentous historical

  • The Barber Of Seville: An Analysis

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    Operas are a historical and traditional staple to the Italian culture and society. Planting its roots in Florence during the early 16th century (Italian Opera), it had the ability to communicate to both the educated and uneducated. Verdi, an Italian artist, revolutionized the use from a dramatic vocal show to a show one could relate to. He manipulated the opera to reflect the political upheaval at the time and support the people (Virban). It has since evolved from pastoral depictions to dramatic

  • Mozart's Music In The Film Amadeus

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    vividly. In other words, “Requiem” in Amadeus is suggested as an important musical symbol regarding the death of the great composer. The music firstly flows in the scene that Salieri wearing a black mask which remind Mozart of his father visits Mozart’s house to request composing a Mass for the dead. By continuously arranging “Requiem, K. 626, Introitus,” the first part of Mozart’s Requiem, in the scene of Salieri’s confession of his plan to murder Mozart in 1823 followed by the scene of Salieri’s commission

  • Felix Mendelssohn Research Paper

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    Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised

  • How Did Handel Impact Society

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    Handel was a well known composer of operas, oratorios, and instrumentals. He was a very influential composer during the Baroque era, and he still has a major impact on society today. George Friedrich Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February 23, 1685. He was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, although they never actually met. Handel longed to study music from an early age, however, his father refused to allow him, as he didn’t think it would be a very good source of income. Although his

  • Beethoven Handel Research Paper

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    Handel, a German composer most noted for his operas, oratorios, and cantatas. Handel was born in Halle, Germany on February 23, 1685. Ironically, his father was very much against him pursuing his passion for music and instead strongly insisted he go into law. However, with the help of his mother, he stayed devoted, practicing and writing in secrecy. While still a child, he received a request to play for the duke’s

  • Florence Foster Jenkins Film Analysis

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    Clair Bayfield (Grant), in a few minor shows. St Clair, a mediocre actor and monologist, never sleeps with his wife because she has been carrying syphilis, got from her first husband, since the age of 18. Despite spending the nights in a separate house in the company of Kathleen (Rebecca Ferguson), an unsecret girlfriend, St Clair does everything to please Florence, promptly attending

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Mozart's Musical Contributions

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    Studies showed that a child will inherit his or her parents’ gene and it may be possible for a musically educated parent to pass on his or her musical gene to the child. One example is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). He was known as a child prodigy and started performing around major capitals of Europe as young as six years old. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a highly regarded violin teacher of that period and taught little Mozart how to compose and play keyboard at the tender age of four,

  • Exoticism In Death In Venice

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    However, due to how the music and drama is written in this opera as exotic elements, Death in Venice is closer to pure exoticism. According to Locke, pure exoticism is "the process of evoking… a social milieu… that is not entirely imaginary and differs profoundly from the home culture in attitudes, customs, and

  • Igor Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring

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    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music

  • Music In The Victorian Era

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    Victorian era was found in music halls or saloons, meaning, that music was one of the things that did not take off as well as art or literature. But, there were a few noted Victorian era musicians. Most of the Victorian era composers, wrote music for operas. (Music and Musicians in the Victorian Era) Such as Michael Balf. Michael Balf lived from 1808 all the way to 1870. His most famously known piece of music was actually