On Experiencing Verdis Aida

On Experiencing Verdis Aida - One of the characters that...

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"On Experiencing Verdi's Aida" Being my first time seeing an opera, I was very much impressed by the whole production. I did not, however think it was very different than I had imagined it would be like. Although my opinion would have been much better if I saw it live, it was a great first impression. I thought that all of the characters were very well casted. I did think that even though they were all very talented singers, they could have used more facial expressions and gestures to play out their emotions to match the scenes and the music. Out of all the characters, I liked Aida the most. I thought that she carried herself very well and gave a fantastic performance. She also had great chemistry with Radames. Radames too, showed little or no change in his voice or actions to display the full range of emotions that he experienced.
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Unformatted text preview: One of the characters that had no effect on me was Amneris. Her character did not make very much sense to me because she was cast as a princess and since Aida was her slave I thought that Amneris did practically nothing to stop Radames and Aida's love for one another. She did, however, show great dignity. I felt much compassion for her betrayal and for her loneliness. I could identify with Amneris very much because I think that we all would act like that out of jealousy and rage. The music in Aida was terrific. I thought that they wonderfully designed the tempo to match the acts. The costumes and scenery were also excellent. The dances gave great drama and spice to the production. Overall, I thought that Aida was an enticing journey of nationalistic warship and hierarchy....
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course SOCIO 145 taught by Professor Lane during the Spring '09 term at UNC Asheville.

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