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33 Cards in this Set

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La Boheme (1)
- Mimi knocks on the Bohemians apt door and she meets Rodolfo
Manon (1)
- Prelude to Act II
Aida (2)
- Aida dreams of her homeland
- Aida's father convinces her to get the battle plans from Radames.
Don Carlo (3)
- Grand Inq's entrance
- Quintet after Elis gets up
- Eboli's aria saying Her fatal gift is her beauty.
Cavalleria Rusticana (3)
- Santuzza tells Turridu's mother about his infidelity.
- Santuzza aria
- Orch. intermezzo before Turridu's drinking song
- Turridu's drinking song
5 Massenet Operas
Manon
Le Cid
Werther
Thais
Don Quichotte
5 late Verdi Operas
La forza del Destino
Don Carlos
Aida
Otello
Falstaff
10 Puccini Operas
Manon Lescaut
La Boheme
Tosca
Madama Butterfly
La Fanciulla del West
La Rondine
Il Tabarro
Suor Angelica
Gianni Schicchi
Turandot
Verismo
Italian school of opera composition from 1890 - ~1925. Realistic "slice of life" subjects: violent episodes, heightened drama and shortened musical forms. One act or short two or three act productions.
-Mascagni "L'amico Fritz"
-Leoncavallo "I Pagliacci"
Teatro Regio
Theatre in Regio where La Boheme premiered
Arturo Toscanini
Famous late 19th-, early 20th-century conductor, famous for Puccini productions.
Giacosa and Illica
Tag team librettists for Puccini until 1906
Giulio Ricordi
Dir. of leading Ital publ. house and close friend of Puccini and Verdi
Franco Alfano
Composer who finished Turandot after Puccini's death
Bazzini
Pucc's first composition teacher; emphasized form
Ponchieli
Pucc's second comp teacher; emphasized theatrics
Elvira
Puccini's married love interest/future commonlaw wife
Prevost
Author of Manon Lescaut novel
Bottesini
Conductor of Aida in Cairo
Franco Faccio
Conductor of Aida in Milan
Sonzogno
One act competition
Caruso
early 20th century tenor, created many roles
Claudia Muzio
leading Verdi/verismo sop of early 20th century
Pertile
famous early 20th century dramatic tenor
Torre del Lago
lake-side town where Puccini resided and died
Melodram
spoken text over music
St. Agata
Verdi's home near Busetto
Giuseppino Strepponi
Former soprano; Verdi's second wife
Teresa Stolz
Bohemian soprano, first Aida, "that woman"
Arrigo Boito
Composer; Verdi librettist for last two operas
Francesco Tamagno
created Otello role
Victor Maurel
french baritone who created Iago and Falstaff
Rudolf Bing
1950's Met Don Carlo