Burton D. Fisher's Aida (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) PDF

By Burton D. Fisher

ISBN-10: 0585427224

ISBN-13: 9780585427225

ISBN-10: 1930841043

ISBN-13: 9781930841048

A handy, pocket-sized advisor to Verdi's AIDA which contains the primary CHARACTERS within the opera, the tale SYNOPSIS, a tale NARRATIVE WITH ONE-BAR song spotlight examples, and an essay offering historical past concerning the opera and its composer, research, and insightful observation.

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Another example of extroverted passions occurs in the confrontation in Act III between father and daughter, Amonasro and Aida. At first, Amonasro evokes the images of Ethiopia’s green landscapes to persuade Aida to confront her duty: “Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate” (“You will see again, those balmy forests”), or “Pensa che un popolo cinto straziato” (“Think of your people trampled by the conqueror”). But their confrontation explodes when Aida refuses, and Amonasro bursts into a condemnation of his daughter: “Non sei mia figlia!

At first, Amonasro evokes the images of Ethiopia’s green landscapes to persuade Aida to confront her duty: “Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate” (“You will see again, those balmy forests”), or “Pensa che un popolo cinto straziato” (“Think of your people trampled by the conqueror”). But their confrontation explodes when Aida refuses, and Amonasro bursts into a condemnation of his daughter: “Non sei mia figlia! ” (“You are not my daughter. ”) This is a supreme moment of gigantic Verdian passions. Amneris is an exciting multidimensional character in the drama, musically and textually sculpted in depth.

Verdi’s underlying music for this trio is twisted, as well as tense, conflicting, and explosive. Another example of extroverted passions occurs in the confrontation in Act III between father and daughter, Amonasro and Aida. At first, Amonasro evokes the images of Ethiopia’s green landscapes to persuade Aida to confront her duty: “Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate” (“You will see again, those balmy forests”), or “Pensa che un popolo cinto straziato” (“Think of your people trampled by the conqueror”).

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