Operatic Sentence Examples
On the operatic scale established by Wagner such detail is simply lost.
Every critic could recognize the structural merits of the earlier plays, for their operatic conventionalities and abruptness of motive are always intelligible as stage devices.
Be this as it may, we may confidently date the purification of Wagner's music at the moment when he set to work on a story which carried him finally away from that world of stereotyped operatic passions into which he had already breathed so much disturbing life.
The conflict between her passionate fascination and her disgust at her father's vulgarity is finely realized both in music and drama; but, if we are able to appreciate it, then the operatic convention by which Senta avows her passion becomes crude.
Ethical and operatic points of view are similarly confused when it is asserted that the Flying Dutchman can be saved by a faithful woman, though it appears from the relations between Senta and Erik that so long as the woman is faithful to the Dutchman it does not matter that she jilts some one else.Advertisement
Telramund, again, is no ordinary operatic villain; there is genuine tragedy in his moral ruin; and even the melodramatic Ortrud is a much more life-like intrigante than might be inferred from Wagner's hyperbolical stage-directions, which almost always show his manner at its worst.
Of its three theatres, the municipal theatre (Stadttheater) is famed for its operatic productions.
Erik would not have been a sufficiently pathetic operatic tenor if his claim on Senta had been less complete.
Its Stadt-Theater, rebuilt in 1874, has room for 1750 spectators and is particularly devoted to operatic performances; the Thalia-Theater dates from 1841, and holds 1700 to "Soo people, and the Schauspielhaus (for drama) from 1900 people, and there are some seven or eight minor establishments.
There is an a cappella movement, an operatic movement and then a rock/guitar solo.Advertisement
He wears a mask to hide hideous disfigurement, and calls himself the Fantom (" How operatic, " says Quartermain ).
Gillett makes helpful observations in this chapter on the complex set of attitudes surrounding the operatic diva.
The rhythmic sharpness in this short operatic excerpt prepared us for higher things to come.
Its boundaries seem to be none exist and can feel operatic at one time and like traditional folk music the next.
The overblown operatic style and melodramatic tempo changes epitomized a style lampooned by rock critics as pomp rock.Advertisement
He had an immense knowledge and understanding of the repertoire, his favorites being the Russian operatic masterpieces.
Can you tell me if your poetry is lies or lines or bars or notes in an operatic melodrama?
The new film is paced very quickly; it has a dark almost operatic tone.
The composer Gavin Bryars had arranged a very operatic, romantic version which I really wanted to change.
The film became operatic - from where Hannibal assumes the baton.Advertisement
The audience at a piano recital does not consist entirely of pianists, or at an opera of operatic singers.
The music will consist of arias, duets and trios from popular operatic repertoire as well as excerpts from Musical Theater.
Intricate instrumentation flows throughout this number with short operatic reprises providing a lighter note.
Subsequently, the bass trumpet (developed from the cavalry trumpet) could provide a similar sonority for solo work in operatic music.
In 1924, John McCormack, the world famous operatic tenor, leased the house from Lord Drogheda.Advertisement
But the very thought of the operatic castrati today is enough to make a grown man wince.
Jealousy might prompt a doubt whether these plays were within the scope of " legitimate " music; but they were obviously stories of exceptional musical and romantic beauty, presented with literary resources unprecedented in operatic libretti.
In 2006, Cowell formed operatic pop quartet Il Divo, who enjoyed great success with a multiplatinum-selling album.
Through a series of events, Conker meets a slew of memorable characters; the most infamous is the operatic Mightypoo.
Baroque classical music, representing the period after the Renaissance, layered rich sound from pipe organs and operatic vocals.
The series of concerts given annually in the Gewandhaus is also of world-wide reputation, and the operatic stage of Leipzig is deservedly ranked among the finest in Germany.
Here Handel writes an aria of operatic dramatic proportions.
The two-volume biography treated Lind's life to 1850, when she retired from the operatic stage.
After even the finest things in Tannhauser, the Vorspiel to Lohengrin comes as a revelation, with its quiet solemnity and breadth of design, its ethereal purity of tone-colour, and its complete emancipation from earlier operatic forms. The suspense and climax in the first act is so intense, and the whole drama is so well designed, that we must have a very vivid idea of the later Wagner before we can see how far the quality of musical thought still falls short of his ideals.
Now the later dramas are often notoriously awkward and redundant; while the removal of those convenient operatic devices which symbolize situations instead of developing them, does not readily appear to be compensated for by any superior artistic resource.
This Agricola was a pupil of Bach, and a fine organist and clever writer on music, especially on operatic style, the problems of which were beginning to be raised by French writers and composers in preparation for the work of Gluck.
Not only were fans at home overwhelmed by Boyd's talent, but European operatic pop quartet Il Divo and world renowned tenor Placido Domingo also publicly praised the million dollar winner's phenomenal voice.
Boyd, who just happened to have an astounding talent for operatic singing, took the prize in season three.