Week 11-3 - WEEK 11 THE END OF AN ERA Lecture 29 Friday November 5 OPERA From Nationalism to Realism Now listening Puccini Madame Buttery Un bel d

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OPERA: From Nationalism to Realism Now listening: Puccini, Madame Butterfy, “Un bel dì” WEEK 11: THE END OF AN ERA Lecture 29: Friday, November 5
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What do you know about Opera and National Styles in the 19 th century? Romantic opera developed distinct national styles in France, Germany, and Italy In France, lyric opera represented a merger between grand opera (serious historical dramas with spectacular effects) and opéra comique (comic opera with spoken dialogue) In Germany, the genre of Singspiel (light, comic drama with spoken dialogue) gave way to more serious works, including Richard Wagner's music drama , which integrated all elements of opera Both opera seria (serious opera) and opera buffa (comic opera) were favored in Italy; they marked the peak of the bel canto (beautiful singing) style Many Romantic composers turned to exotic plots for their operas, looking to faraway lands or cultures for inspiration Review
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From Nationalism to Realism Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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From Nationalism to Realism Opera in the 19 th century was dominated by Verdi, powerful symbol of the Italian identity Nabucco , 9 March 1842 Rigoletto , 11 March 1851 Il trovatore , 19 January 1853 La traviata , 6 March 1853 Aida , 24 December 1871 Otello , 5 February 1887 Falstaff , 9 February 1893
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Italian Opera and the Risorgimento How to make opera refect the
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course MUS 302L taught by Professor Dell'antonio during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Week 11-3 - WEEK 11 THE END OF AN ERA Lecture 29 Friday November 5 OPERA From Nationalism to Realism Now listening Puccini Madame Buttery Un bel d

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