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Subject: Re: when is an aria not an aria? - was extra long musical introductions
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 2 Feb 2018 18:51:39 +0000
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"Si. Mi chiamano Mimi" Rodolfo's "Si" smack dab in the middle makes
it a duet, if you care ;-)

Next!

Bob

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 13:37 k youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bob mentioned that “A te, o cara” isn’t an aria. That is, of course
> correct.
>
> But what about a few other pieces that we generally call arias but that
> aren’t strictly solos? Two that come to mind, both by Puccini, are
> “Recondita armonia” and “Addio, fiorito asil.” In the former the Sacristan
> mumbles and grumbles about Mario’s impiety throughout and in the latter
> Sharpless calls attention to Pinkerton’s repugnant treatment of Butterfly.
>
> So, are these arias? Are there other examples like them?
>
> Kurt Youngmann
>
> "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as
> when the baby gets hold of a hammer." - Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)
>
>
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