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The Singspiel and Mozart

Posted by Utah Opera in Abduction, Online Learning

Few composers have exerted such a pronounced impact on the development of opera as Mozart.  Like his older colleague Christoph Gluck (1714-87), Mozart understood that the mid-18th century traditions of opera inherited from the baroque had become stale and stilted.  By applying many of Gluck’s…

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Mozart and Musical Exoticism

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Enlightenment Europe in the 18th century seemed captivated by exotic cultures, a fascination expressed in its literature, art, design, and even music.  As the Christian church began to lose its monopoly on the minds of intellectuals and artists, the cultures of non-Western lands became a…

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Turandot’s Characters and Story

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Cast of Characters: Princess Turandot soprano The Emperor Altoum, her father tenor Timur, the dispossessed King of Tartary bass Calàf, his son tenor Liù, a young slave-girl soprano Ping, Grand Chancellor (Mask) Baritone Pang, General Purveyor (Mask) Tenor Pong, Chief Cook (Mask) Tenor A Mandarin Baritone The Prince of Persia silent role The…

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