Chapter_28_6e - Chapter 28 Nineteenth­Century Chapter 28...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 28: Nineteenth­Century Chapter 28: Nineteenth­Century Realistic Opera Realistic Opera Part of a late­Romantic movement The ugly and vulgar have aesthetic value Millet, van Gogh, Dickens, and Zola Social realism Characters from the poorer social stratum Depicts a gritty, violent view of life Pessimistic Carmen (1875) Composed by Bizet Set in Spain Femme fatale World’s most popular opera Habanera “Thing from Havana” Dance song Two characteristic rhythms Giacomo Puccini (1858­1924) Reputation Heir to the tradition of Verdi Concluded the golden century of Italian opera Giacomo Puccini Career Graduated from the Milan Conservatory Lived in poverty Achieved success at the age of thirty­five Grew famous, wealthy, and complacent Last opera, Turandot, unfinished at his death La bohème (1896) Puccini’s most famous opera Explores emotions of love, hope, and despair Music transcends the limitations of the drama ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course MUS 1751 taught by Professor Harris during the Summer '08 term at LSU.

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