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Opera Explained

Thomson Smillie

Opera Explained

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by Thomson Smillie

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Published by Audiofy/Naxos .
Written in English


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ContributionsDavid Timson (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatCards
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12505742M
ISBN 101600838804
ISBN 109781600838804


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Its effervescent overture (written originally for another work!) presents a perfect platform for the amusing plot in which the barber, Figaro, stage-manages a romance between Count Almaviva and Rosina, and. Opera Explained – Aida - Thomson Smillie - Audiobook - BookBeat Ancient Egypt and the war with Ethiopia is the setting for Verdi’s grandest opera.

It is the story of the love between Rhadames, the Egyptian general and Aida, an Ethiopian slave, and the jealousy of Amneris, daughter of the King of Egypt. It was written in Opera Explained – Carmen. Thomson Smillie Listen 2 weeks for free. 1h 5m. Narrator David Timson Type Audiobook. Share this book.

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Based on the French novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath Basis: The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux.

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Notable for its precise orchestration and powerful drama it was a groundbreaking work. The poignant story of Mimì and Rodolfo is told in music of such tender beauty, allied, as always, to Puccini's intuition of what works in the theatre.

The result is an La Bohème is one of the three operas - the others are Carmen and Aida - believed to be the most popular ever written/5.

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Okay, so I gasped when I saw this question. The Phantom of the Opera is pretty much my favorite thing in the entire world. Anyway, I too was a bit confused by the ending of The Phantom of the Opera the first couple times I saw it.

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The Phantom of the Opera seems to have joined the rank of books that few people bother to read because too many people assume they already know the entire story.

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Grand opera was suddenly all the rage. Grand opera was suddenly all the rage. One important style during this time was the Italian bel canto movement (literally meaning “beautiful singing”), which was all about vocal brilliance and.