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3. The Romantic Imagination: Some say that ballet was the ultimate expression of the Romantic imagination. Others would argue that grand opera more fully captures that Romantic imagination. What did the Romantic imagination encompass? Which one captured it best? Romanticism started in Europe at the end of the 18 th century when Romantic imagination was born and captured art forms like ballet, grand opera, literatures, music etc. Romantic imagination encompass in definition the “emotional effect and aesthetic experience with sublimity and beauty.” Romantic imagination has the ability to capture feelings with emotional connection the not even words can define. For one to endure these emotions, the pleasures of art like ballet and grand opera they must come with a standpoint of imagination of the artiste. When it comes to ballet, the eventual appearance of the romantic imagination is an influence is by the
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Unformatted text preview: romantic era. Ballet tells stories by the language of dramatic, fantasy etc. it eventually gets put together with a theatrical tale telling and vibrant technique. Ballets similar to Giselle and La Sylphide became the for the most part popular in the Romantic Imagination. Grand opera appeared as a substitute form of Romantic historical writings. Ballet was typically performed close to the opening of act two in operas. Nevertheless, the advance in popularity, made it became the most important element of opera. Opera contained a lot of romantic imagination since it focused on so many acts based on Romanticism during the arrival of grand opera Romanticism at its greatest. In my opinion, Romantic ballet captured it better than the grand opera. Ballet has a more vivid and emotional storyline that it has imprison the spirit and mind of people more than the Grand opera....
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