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    Default Anatomy of operas: I think this is funny

    tempFileForShare_20200103-090904.jpg I found some truth in this... as well as much wit.

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    that's so funny but true, yes. I wonder if this could tell us anything about the composers.

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    And ... Verdi? Waiting for the last shoe to drop.
    Last edited by marceliotstein; Jan-11-2020 at 14:25.

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    Early Verdi:

    forgettable opening chorus - arias for each main character with obligatory cabalettas - duet - trio - concertato at some point - more arias and duets - death

    Mature Verdi:

    no more cabalettas unless they make sense - straight into drama territory - baritone probably steals show - misunderstandings and death
    Last edited by Sieglinde; Jan-11-2020 at 21:26.

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