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‘Opera’ is the Italian word for ‘work’ and an abbreviation of ‘Opera in musica’. An opera is a drama to be sung with instrumental accompaniment by one or more singers usually in costume and with scenery. As well as singing, this may include recitative or spoken dialogue. Questions should relate directly to the subject of opera.
I believe you mean an Oratorio
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Good lung capacity. And the ability to reach those high notes (or low notes, if you're a guy) I'd advise you to seek out an opera teacher, in order to tune in those abilities. Someone once told me that anybody had the ability to sing or - in this case - sing opera. You just need the right teacher. i…
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Do you mean 'Carmina Burana' by Carl Orff? More specifically O'Fortuna it's the first and last track you can get it on iTunes. Also check out Flower Duet and TOCCOTA AND FUGUE by Johan Sebastian Bach.
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It's like a play, but the story is sung instead of simply spoken. As in a play, the characters act and there is staging. Some operas have spoken dialogue between songs; in others, everything is sung. An orchestra accompanies the singers. And while the stereotype of an opera singer is a fat lady …
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No, you don't because singing comes from the heart, not education so don't let anyone tell you that you need an education to sing, especially when it is opera. You will need a good vocal teacher and couch though to teach you how to use your instrument properly. Also, there any many muscles like: dia…
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Answer The Ride of the Valkyries is actually a piece from the beginning of the third act of Wagner's Die Walküre. The piece is sung by the eight Valkyrie sisters of Brünnhilde, which may be the name you're looking for. "Ho-jo-to-ho!" is Brunnhilde's war-cry in act 2 of Richard Wagner's 'Die Wa…
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An opera is a dramatic work to be sung with instrumental accompaniment, usually with scenery and in costume. Opera is also the name of the web browser and internet suite by Opera Software, which includes a web browser, email client, IRC client, BitTorrent client, etc.
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No, it is fictional. It is claimed that the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette wrote a brief plot for an opera in 1869 at the request of the Khedive. Although there are scholars who argue that the scenario was really written by Temistocle Solera. In 1870 this concept, worked into a scenario by Camil…
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The cruel Princess Turandot gains her pleasure by posing three riddles to each of her suitors. The reward - Success gains her hand in marriage; Failure to answer correctly is rewarded by execution. The unidentified prince [Calaf] succeeds but offers Turandot a way out. Discover his name by morning…
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Answer No, Giuseppi di Stefano died on the 3rd of March, 2008.
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Answer The opera La Boheme was written by Giacomo Puccini using an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. answer 2 Leoncavello also wrote an opera of the same name on the same story.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed the music and Lorenzo da Ponte was the librettist for the opera Cosi fan tutte (note the spelling of the last word :) The title means something like "That's what they all do" where the "they" is feminine (that's why the word needs the "e" ending rather than the "…
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Reginald Unterseher is an Opera Singer who was a Truck Driver, but he is from Washington State, not Alabama You may be looking for Carl Tanner from Virginia. He was a truck driver/bounty hunter turned opera singer. He appeared on the today show last year. Another famous former truck driver was Mar…
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Emperor Joseph II
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Answer An 'aria' -- literally "air" in Italian, meaning song or melody. This would be the most direct answer, but others are a possibility: "arioso", recitative, or the pairing of a "cavatina" and "cabaletto" which together form an entire "scena" (scene) for a singer. Many opera terms are in It…
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This is one of three Mozart operas.
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Aida is about Nubian princesses and their kingdom. Their problem is that the egyptions are taking over. NOT VERY HAPPY! Second Answer Egypt is at war with Ethiopia. Aida is the Princess of Ethiopia, who has been captured by the Egyptians. She is serving as maid to Amneris, the Princess of Egypt. Rad…
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Answer If you mean "Nessun dorma", it is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot". The aria's title translates as "Let no one sleep". Hope this helps!
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Answer Gran Teatre del Liceu (Liceu), which is located in Barcelona, Spain. It is Spain's premier opera house and supposedly has exceptional acoustics. It was the most beautifull opera house in the world.
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Answer Victoria de los Angeles was a Catalan operatic soprano. Victoria de los Angeles López García (1923 – 2005) Her career began in the early 1940s and reached its height in the mid 1970s. While she later made fewer appearances in opera, she continued to give recitals, focusing on mostly …
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Luciano Pavarotti is an opera singer. A very famous one at that. It is reported that the great tenor, Placido Domingo, holds the record number of curtain call bows, which occurred at the Vienna State Opera: a record number 87 curtain calls! Jose' Carreras was dying from cancer, when his doctors to…
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What happened when you typed Janacek into the Wikipedia search thingy? It should have said Czech Composer famous for composing some startlingly good opera! If that's who you meant otherwise I am stumped who else he or she might be other someone also with that name! answer 2 Born 3rd July 1854…
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An opera solo is called an aria.
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To name but a few - June Anderson Renee Fleming Andrea Bocelli Jose Carreras Placido Domingo
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Answer Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky was a Russian nationalist composer best known for his operas, and whose works are now seldom performed. Take care.
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yes he does one is called zengo and another i think is fish in Italian
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The Hungarian composer Franz Liszt at the Weimar Court theatre on 28th Aug 1850
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a flat - guy
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Lorenzo da Ponte
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1.orchestra 2.chorus 3.aria 4.recitative 5.ballet 6.act and scenes 7.overture 8.libretto 9.duo,trio,and other small ensemble
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Less than 2 hours (ca. 110-114 min, depending on the conductor's concept) It is long like an opera
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Answer You would call it a solo. You could also call it a show tune. Answer In an opera a solo is called an aria.
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her contribution and significance was that she made people happy during the great depression and it gave people someone to look upto.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed the opera Così fan tutte.
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The largest Opera House in the world according to the number of seats is the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. It has 3,800 seats and more than 300 spaces for standing room.It's followed by Chicago's Civic Opera Theatre which is home to the Chicago Lyric Opera. The Civic Opera Theatre has 3…
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Pavarotti's Age At Death Luciano Pavarotti died from a year-long battle with cancer at age 71. Born October 12, 1935. Died September 6, 2007, age 71.
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Cause of Pavarotti's Death Luciano Pavarotti died on September 6, 2007, of pancreatic cancer after a year-long battle with the disease. He was 71.
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He died Thursday, September 6, 2007
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Famous Songs by Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti's "signature" piece, one he always sang at concerts and that was strongly associated with him, was an aria (a melodic song) called "Nessun Dorma" from the opera Turandot, by Puccini. It is very lyrical and ends with thrilling high notes that he …
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This is only a "WAG," but I'm thinking that what you're looking for is Romberg's operetta The Student Prince that has a "chorus of students" in it. One of the most popular songs from it is the "Drinking Song" sung by the student chorus. Hope that helps.I believe there is also a Students Chorus in Go…
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Pavarotti's 'Job' Was His Passion Pavarotti loved to sing and it's a shame he has passed away, but he left us with some of the most beautiful music (if you enjoy opera.) He didn't consider singing opera a job.
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The largest house is 20 levels high and is owned by an Indian
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Maria Callas was the world's most famous soprano and her tantrums and feuds with other singers or co-stars, love for fashion always made the headlines. Later on she was romantically involved with the eccentric and evasive shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis which brought a whole new dimension to her…
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Luciano Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935.
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The closer comparison to make is between oratorio and opera. Oratorios were originally created to be the church's response to opera which the 17th century church considered somewhat sinful. Therefore, oratorios are really unstaged operas. As a matter of fact, they can be quite similar musically and …
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In 1853 Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (ca. 1824-1876), known as the "Black Swan," made her New York debut at the Metropolitan Hall. Because African Americans are denied admission to the concert, she gives an additional performance at the Broadway Tabernacle. In 1854, Greenfield sang in a command perfo…
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An aria is a term usually used to describe a musical piece written for a solo voice, with or without accompaniment, most often found in operas. In opera, an aria is a solo vocal piece - also an "air" or "melody."
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There are countless slim, attractive opera and classical singers, male and female. The "fat lady singing opera" is a stereotype.
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As with any story-telling medium, the start of an opera begins with a solid story which contains a beginning, a middle and an end.
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Cannot find such a 1955 recording but I suggest you check with [and keep an eye on] the discography being complied on www.medieval.org - look under 'Early Music FAQ' and then 'Some performer discographies'
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Enrico Caruso 23rd February 1873 - 2nd August 1921 was an Italian opera tenor of great international renown. He is considered to have been one of the most significant singers of the past 200 years in any vocal category, and a key pioneer in the field of recorded music. The links below will give…
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Adam Sandler performed Opera Man on Saturday Night Live. His appearances were on ... April 18,1992 May 16 1992 September 26, 1992 December 12, 1992 February 6, 1993 April 17, 1993 October 2, 1993 November 13, 1993 April 16 1994 February 18, 1995
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A wonderful Opera singer is Roberta Peters also: Adela Juana Maria Patti Joan Sutherland - known worldwide as "La Stupenda" would arguably be the world's greatest soprano. Sarah Brightman is one of the best, if not the best. Izzy (Isobel Cooper) is also very good.
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Found this in a Wikipedia article about opera: Opera started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost Dafne, produced in Florence in 1598) and soon spread through the rest of Europe.As always, though, you have to verify the information on your own. Hope this helps!
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Jaume ( Giacomo) Aragall is the tenor with the most beautiful lyric voice. He is considered by his peers including Pavarotti to have the greatest voice. Aragall was born in Barcelona in 1939 and was the youngest tenor to make his debut at La Scala at the age of 23, he went on to sing at all the majo…
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As the final act of Turandot opens Calaf hears Turandot's heralds proclaiming her command to discover his name. His aria begins with an echo of their cry and a reflection on Princess Turandot. Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma! Tu pure, o Principessa, nella tua fredda stanza etc. None shall sleep! Non…
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An oratorio is a large vocal and instrumental dramatic work based on a sacred subject. The main difference between an oratorio and an opera is that an oratorio has no staging or costumes.
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Giovanni Paisiello and Gioacchino Antonio Rossini composed operas of this name. Paisiello's came first (1782), and Rossini's followed in 1816. Rossini at first called his verson 'Almaviva, ossia L′inutile precauzione', to distinguish it from the pre-existing work.
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To slightly alter what Western ballerina said: musical theater is a story with songs thrown in, where as an opera is a song with a story thrown in. I am a musical theater nerd at an opera nerd school (one of the reasons I am transferring lol). the type of voice used in opera is a very more trained …
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Fidelio (Op. 72) is a German opera in two acts by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is Beethoven's only opera. The German libretto is by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly which had been used for the 1798 opera Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal by Pierre Gaveaux, and for the 1804 opera L…
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Opera glasses <joke> Wear what you would wear to the opera in Seattle / New York / London / Paris / etc.
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Practice"Practice, practice, practice!" said Rubenstein when asked directions to Carnegie Hall.
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Answer Johnathan Lemalu, Judd Arthur, I thing Inia Te Wiata is right up there with the best of them too
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A soprano voice is the highest pitch in opera music. It is normally considered to be a voice that ranges from around middle C to a high A, or from middle C and about two octaves above that pitch.It is mostly a reference in opera music to the highest women performers.oh yes it is!!
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Answer His most famous work was Pagliacci, but he composed around a dozen operas, one being La Boheme, which premired after Puccini's Boheme.
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maria callis (not sure of spelling) answer 2. As Maria Callas was born in 1923 and Caruso died in 1921 it is impossible for them to have appeared together. Maria Barrientos (1883 - 1946) is the only diva I can find that fits the timeline / roster etc.
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more than likely Bocelli is Catholic. Andrea is a devout catholic
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Contralto
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Italy was greatly affected by the Renaissance, and they were probably the ones who had a great interest in operas in the first place.Italian is also a classic language for artistic performances, as many people in opera have to learn Italian and German because many of them were written in more classi…
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Italian composers write operas to Italian texts, just as German composers write them to German texts, and so on. Opera was invented in Italy, so many of its composers were Italian. There are operas in almost every language.
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Unlike other events in high demand, Bayreuth does not raise its ticket prices to astronomical levels (you pay $200 for top seats, quite reasonable compared to the Met or ROH). So there is big demand and no market mechanism to counteract it.In order to get tickets, you need to apply,in German, french…
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Puccini's Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot is certainly one of Pavarotti's most famous songs.
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Contralto Marian Anderson on January 7, 1955. She was actually the first black person period, not just African-American, to perform at the prestigious Met.
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Bertolt Brecht
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Well, Leontyne Price and Kathleen Battle are a couple of great ones for starters. Plus Jessye Norman. The above list is just a start. Mattiwilda Dobbs was the first African-American to sing in La Scala, first coloratura at The Met....that counts for something! Marian Anderson unfortunately did not …
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George Bizet's Carmen is set in the city of Paris, France. This a four act opera that debuted in the year 1875.
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As is the case with conventional stage drama there are the normal conventions as to comedy and tragedy, etc. Almsot al Grand Opera is in the Tragic mode, comic opera is usually operetta or light opera (For example Gilbert & Sullivan) There are further subdivisions. Oratorio is sometimes called s…
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There are many facts related to opera singers. Many have spent a great deal of time working with voice trainers. Opera singers often suffer from serious damage to their vocal cords if they fail to stretch them prior to their performances. Opera singers are musical performers that tend to intrigue pe…
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il mondo della Luna (The World on the Moon) is an opera buffa by Joseph Haydn with a libretto by Carlo Goldoni.It was first performed in the opera house at the country estate of Esterháza as part of the marriage celebrations for the son of Prince Nikolaus Esterházy.It concerns a rather overprotect…
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The music for Cosi Fan Tutti was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the libretto was by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The two collaborated on Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni as well.
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Angela gheorghiu Kiri Te Kanawa.
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daughters were expected to follow their fathers decisions.they had no voice.the father was incharge of his daughter, making all her decisions for her, until she was married off,. then the husband to the role of the father adn was the head of the marriagedesdemona refers to this belief when she tells…
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It premiered in Cairo.
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Giuseppe Di Stefano was born on July 24, 1921 and died on March 3, 2008. Giuseppe Di Stefano would have been 86 years old at the time of death or 94 years old today.
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Giuseppe Verdi, of Italy. Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, was written in 1871, with first performance on 24th Dec 1871 at the Cairo Opera House. Although the general feeling is that this was commissioned for the opening of the Suez Canal, this is not correct. It was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt fo…
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Jamie Clinton who lives in Miami Florida ( i think she got her money from bill)Jamie Clinton who lives in Miami Florida ( i think she got her money from bill)
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Arturo Toscanini conducted the premier of Pagliacci at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on May 21, 1892.
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The urban legend has it that the longest standing ovation lasted for 80 minutes and 101 curtain calls for Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo in Otello in Vienna on June 30, 1991. Frank Zappa got 20min and Pavarotti that got a lot of time too..
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Jacopo Peri, an Italian composer, is credited with having composed the first opera (Dafne) around 1597. Jacopo Peri (20 August 1561 - 12 August 1633) was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. …
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Le nozze di Figaro, or The Marriage of Figaro, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, and was based on the play La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais.
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The technical term is "libretto."
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During a presentation of "Carmina Burana " in my city (Medellin, Colombia), I heard a woman asking her friend which one of the female singers could be Carmina (stressing the second syllable). Like many people, she made two mistakes: First mistake: In the context of "Catuli Carmina", and "Carmina Bu…
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The text was originally used by the composer, Johann Adolph Hasse, in the dramma per musica, Ipermestra (1744). The poet, Pietro Metastasio, was immensely popular in Vienna in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He lived during the Baroque period, but his poems and lyrical stanzas maintained pop…
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