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Unit 9B-The Romantic Period-Opera Short Essay Questions 1. What opera overture has provided the theme music associated with the fictional character known as the "Lone Ranger"?
2. Describe the bel canto style of opera.
3. What opera contains the famous "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro" call?
4. In the opera world, what does the term "prima donna" mean?
5. In the opera world, what does the term "diva" mean?
6. Who were the two most important composers of Italian opera in the 19th century?
7. Why do you think Verdi's song La donna è mobile was (and is) such a hit?
8. What is verismo opera?

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