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The Singspiel and Mozart

Posted by Utah Opera in Abduction, Online Learning

Lesson created by Dr. Luke Howard of the BYU School of Music. 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…

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Mozart and Musical Exoticism

Posted by Utah Opera in Abduction, Online Learning

Lesson created by Dr. Luke Howard of the BYU School of Music. 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…

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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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