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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.

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Where did the longest ovation on an operatic stage occur?

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The longest ovation on an operatic stage occurred at La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy. It was during a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlos" in 1972, where the legendary soprano Renata Tebaldi received a 40-minute ovation after her aria.

What is a short light opera called?

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A short light opera is called a operetta. It typically features a humorous or lighthearted storyline and includes spoken dialogue along with musical numbers. Operettas were popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

How old was Pavarotti when he died?

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Luciano Pavarotti was 71 years old when he passed away on September 6, 2007.

Who wrote the opera 'King Rene's Daughter'?

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The opera "King Rene's Daughter" was written by Eduard Lassen. It is based on the play by Henrik Hertz and premiered in 1874.

What classical aria did Kwan listen to in the movie 'Year of Living Dangerously'?

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Kwan listened to "Madame Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini in the movie 'Year of Living Dangerously'.

What was the longest standing ovation 80 minutes for?

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The longest standing ovation in history lasted for 80 minutes and was for the Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz after his performance at the Moscow Conservatory in 1926. His extraordinary performance left the audience in awe, leading to an outpouring of appreciation that lasted nearly an hour and a half.

What did Placido Domingo do during the 80 minute ovation?

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Mr Domingo is a graceful and humble performer. Certainly, he remained on the stage and acknowledged this admiration.

(Although I wasn't there and can't bear witness to what exactly he did.)

What is the Longest Standing Trophy?

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The America's Cup is the most prestigious regatta and Match Race in the sport of sailing, and the oldest active trophy in international sport, predating the Modern Olympics by 45 years. The sport attracts top sailors and yacht designers because of its long history and prestige as the "Holy Grail" of yachting. Although the most salient aspect of the regatta is its yacht races, it is also a test of boat design, sail design, fundraising, and management skills. The cup, originally offered as the Royal Yacht Squadron cup, is now named after the first yacht to win the trophy, the schooner America. The trophy remained in the hands of the New York Yacht Club of the United States from 1852 or 1857 (when the syndicate that won the Cup donated the trophy to the club) until 1983 when the Cup was won by the challenger, Australia II of Australia, ending the longest winning streak in the history of sport. The skipper of Australia II, John Bertrand, was quoted in saying, "This puts yacht racing back on the map!". The America's Cup regatta is a challenge-driven yacht series that currently involves a best-of-nine series of match racing (a duel between two boats). Since the 1992 match, the regatta has been sailed with the International America's Cup Class (IACC) sloop, a monohull class. Boats that conform to the IACC rules typically have a length of about 75 feet (23 m). Any challenger who meets the requirements specified in the Deed of Gift, which governs the regatta, has the right to challenge the yacht club that holds the Cup. Since 1983, Louis Vuitton has sponsored the Louis Vuitton Cup as a prize for the winner of the challenger selection series (which was inaugurated for the 1970 match). The America's Cup is a race between the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the current holder. If the challenging team wins the cup, the cup's ownership is transferred from the defender's yacht club to the winning team's yacht club.

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The Cup itself is an ornate silver-plated Britannia metal bottomless ewer, designed and crafted in 1848 by Garrard & Co.[1] The trophy is inscribed with names of the yachts that competed in the regatta's matches. Bases matching the silver cup were added in 1958 and 2003 to accommodate more names. The cup is one of three or six that were made as off-the-shelf trophies. Sir Henry Paget, the Marquess of Anglesey bought one and donated it for the Royal Yacht Squadron's 1851 Annual Regatta around the Isle of Wight. It was originally known by the Squadron as the "Royal Yacht Squadron Cup" or the "RYS Cup for One Hundred Sovereigns". The Cup subsequently became known as the "One Hundred Guinea(s) Cup", by the American syndicate that won it. As time went by, the Cup was also referred to as the "Queen's Cup", the "America Cup", and the "America's Cup". Today, the trophy is officially known as the America's Cup and affectionately called the "Auld Mug" by the sailing community. The regatta's origins date back to August 22, 1851 when the 30.86 m schooner-yacht America, owned by a syndicate that represented the New York Yacht Club, raced 15 yachts representing the Royal Yacht Squadron around the Isle of Wight. America won by 20 minutes. Apocryphally, Queen Victoria asked who was second; the answer famously was: "There is no second, your Majesty." The surviving members of the syndicate which owned the America donated the Cup through a Deed of Gift (written in 1852) to the New York Yacht Club on July 8, 1857. The trophy would be held in trust as a "challenge" trophy to promote friendly competition among nations.

Who is called Nightingale?

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Florence Nightingale was a pioneering figure in the field of nursing and known as "The Lady with the Lamp" for her work during the Crimean War. She was instrumental in establishing modern nursing practices and standards.

Did pavarotti have a granddaughter?

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Yes, Luciano Pavarotti did have a granddaughter. His granddaughter, Caterina, was the only grandchild he met before his death. He had four children.

Where is the Royal Opera House situated?

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There are several Royal Opera Houses in the world, one of which is the Royal Opera House located in Mumbai, formerly Bombay. There is also a Royal Opera House in London, England.

What is vocal range of Sumi Jo the coloratura opera singer?

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A3 to F#6 (Großmächtige Prinzessin (Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss)). Her range may be wider as her control and duration of F#6 is comfortable.

'who is the father of modern opera'?

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Christoph Gluck (1714-1787)

What is a verdi princess?

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In addition to Aida and Amneris in Aida, there's also Eboli in Don Carlos. And though I don't think the term principessa (princess) is ever used in the text, King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) in the opera Nabucco has two daughters, Abigaille and Fenena.

Who wrote the opera Carmen?

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Georges Bizet

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What date was la boheme written?

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The premiere of La Boheme was February 1, 1896.

What is Seville famous for?

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Seville is famous for the Giralda Tower, the Royal Alcázar, the Cathedral of Seville, the University of Seville (whose main campus used to be one of the largest tobacco manufacturing plants in Spain), the Ibero-America Exposition Buildings, and numerous parks.

What is the name of the opera on the opening of Mrs Doubtfire?

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It's called Largo al factotum by Rossini, it is an aria from 'The Baber of Seville. =)

What important events happened in Marian Anderson's life?

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Was born on February 27, 1897, but she told people that she was born on February 17, 1902.

How do actors act?

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It depends on the size of the company, on whether it is amateur or professional, on whether it is a reperatory company or a company assembled for a particular production, whether the company has a home base or whether it travels and so on.

Basically, the economics of theatre are straightforward enough. The expenses are the cost of the script, the cost of the venue, the cost of costumes, props, sets, and tech, advertising, box office, front of house (including ushers, concessions, etc.), and the cost of any actors who are to be paid a wage, as opposed to a profit share. The revenue is the amount collected from the sale of tickets, plus donations, sponsorships, profits from concessions and so on. Revenue less expenses is profit. Those who have a share in the profit get a share.

A libretto is to what opera?

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if this is for apex, you have asked the question wrong, A libretto is to an opera as: lyrics are to a song

Why is Maria Callas famous?

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Because shes famous and very femine and possibally a famous singer? Glamorous...

This is right but also wrong. She already is a famous singer so there would not be a possibly and glamorous? yes and no. shes amazing but im not quite sure if i would say glamorous. :) ( NO CYBER BULLING HERE )

Who sang the marriage of figaro in film the shawshank redemption?

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I have no idea The aria, Che soave zeffireto, (I'm sure) is sung by Gundula Janowitz and Edith Mathis, from an old performance conducted by Karl Bohm. It was recorded in 1968 and has been reissued on Deutsche Grammofon. A good but not outstanding performance.