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Romantic+Opera - Romantic Opera Italian opera - importance:...

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Romantic Opera Italian opera - importance: - bel canto —a style of singing and a type of Italian opera developed in the nineteenth century that features the beautiful tone and brilliant technique of the human voice Verdi (1813-1901) - bio.: - 26 operas - politics - operas of the 1840s (ex. Nabucco ) covertly political - Risorgimento —the movement for a unified Italy free from foreign domination - nationalism —a 19 th century (and 20 th century) movement promoting music built on national folk songs and dances, or associated with national subjects - 1848—failed Revolution, Verdi becomes disillusioned with politics and turns his attention to domestic themes, personal drama (ex. La Traviata ) - popularity - style 1. CONFLICT—expressed musically by juxtaposing self-contained units of music with contrasting elements 2. EXTREMES OF EMOTION—plots are not realistic, but are designed in order to create emotional extremes 3. ROLE OF THE ORCHESTRA—expands role of orchestra, especially in
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