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Andrea Chenier Though Umberto Giordano Essay

… 152). In this way, one may claim that Andrea Chenier sets a revolutionary standard for itself that nonetheless allows for different interpretations and enactments, as this revolutionary standard is in each production "realized in a unique combination of dramaturgy, musical style, costumes, and staging" (Giger, 2008, p. 433).

In general, the Grand Theatre's production of Andrea Chenier fails to live up to the potential of its libretto, and this failure seems to stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the opera's ideological position, coupled with a relatively pedestrian interpretation of the possibilities of the space of the stage in the modern world. Because there are numerous details contributing to the altogether mundane production of Andrea Chenier put on the Grand Theatre, one may simply begin with…. [read more]


Dramatic Performance Andrea Chenier Essay

… Andrea Chenier

An Analysis of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier in Geneva, 2011

Umberto Giordano's verismo opera Andrea Chenier was first performed a century after the French poet's death during the Reign of Terror. An exercise in Italian realism, Giordano's Andrea was a combination of Luigi Illica's "dramatically intense libretto" and the "exaggerated emphasis on effect at all costs" that characterized verismo in the last quarter of the 19th century in Italy (Grout, 2003, p. 495). Giordano's oeuvre contains several other operas, but only Andrea is still performed around the world with any regularity. This paper will give a history of the opera as well as analyze the 2011 performance in Geneva under the direction of John Fiore and John Dew, in collaboration with the Deutsche…. [read more]


Luciano Pavarotti Introduction to Opera Research Paper

… Luciano Pavarotti

Introduction to Opera- in the 19th century, one of the most popular forms of entertainment for the elite and common person both was opera, particularly in Italy. Opera stars were the equivalent of modern television and movie stars; plots, intrigues, singers, and composers were the elite. As an art form, opera has been part of the musical lexicon since the 16th century, defined as an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic or comedic work from a text (libretto) in a combination musical event. It is part of the Western classical music tradition, and is popular because it incorporates elements of the theater (acting, scenery, costumes, make-up, special effects, and sometimes dance). Because opera combines so many elements of grand…. [read more]

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