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Unformatted text preview: o bass line that repeats over and over again Opera-drama in music, drama that is told through song-special effects and scenic designs Dido and Aeneas (1689) -composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)-based on Virgil’s Aeneid-love story between Dido (Queen of Carthage) and Aeneas (prince from Troy)-Aeneas leaves to continue on travels, Dido dies from lovesickness Baroque Era-about 1600-1750-“baroque”- irregular in jeweler’s term; ornamented in music (so enlightenment is a contrast to this era because it is about natural simplicity)-Opera is the popular genre of the era, and continues to be popular until the nineteenth century George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)-German-Composed Julius Caesar (1724) o Characters Caesar Pompey, loses to Caesar Ptolemy, used to be supporter of Pompey Cleopatra, sister of Ptolemy, has the hots for Caesar Sextus, Pompey and Cornelia’s son Cornelia, Pompey’s wife...
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- Spring '08
- The Aeneid, baroque era, da capo aria, Caesar Pompey, Characters Caesar Pompey, scenic designs Dido