Essays Tagged: "puccini"

Leontyne Price, her accomplishments.

tle roles. Price was engaged to sing the lead for the National Broadcasting Company's production of Puccini's Tosca in 1955. Even though there were strenuous objections, and some cancellations, from l ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Kabuki, the Japanese Art vs. Puccini´s Madame Butterfly.

Lisa Silberhorn10/27/02Classical Asian TheatreDr. Debra MartinKabuki vs. Puccini'One fine day' in 1854 an ominous black ship sailed into Nagasaki harbor, prying open the wal ... me one of the most beloved operas ever known, using a combination of music from both east and west. Puccini's Madama Butterfly has captivated opera lovers through its exotic sounding music. Said music ... Western world, which, by the way was during the heyday of Japonisme, and during the same time that Puccini wrote Madame Butterfly.As far as Puccini's instrumentation goes, he merely is inspired by wh ...

(11 pages) 92 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

American Music Theatre from Kern to Sondheim

ading up to the 20th century. In the romantic period, 'heavy' operas by composers such as Verdi and Puccini lead to a reaction in Europe where composers such as Offenbach began to write lighter comedy ...

(8 pages) 118 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies