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Unformatted text preview: beginning of the piece. As the singer becomes more intense, so does the violin section. When she is looking for him through a city crowd you can hear the trumpet playing, hinting at the military being present. When she says “He’ll call Butterfly from the distance” the flute plays softly, it decrescendos until it’s silent for dramatic buildup. There is an undeniable passion in her voice, even when not translated. Madame Butterfly is an opera that appealed to me for many reasons. The plot of the opera is so contemporary and real life. The heartache that the geisha is crying about is applicable to anyone who has his or her heart broken. The music adds a dramatic element to her singing. When she is at her fortissimo level, you can hear the strong brass section crying out loud with her. The high quality of music being played compliments her loud and possibly overbearing (at times) singing....
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- Fall '07
- Milan, Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini, Puccini Madame Butterfly