Don Giovanni

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  • 'Don Giovanni In Kierkegaard's Both/Or'

    opinion about Mozart’s, Don Giovanni in which he formed after sitting through multiple performances of the opera. He did this to try to analyze and breakdown Mozart’s thinking when he composed the opera. According to Kierkegaard, the character Don Giovanni makes the opera appealing with the characters seductive nature which therefore, makes the opera Don Giovanni stand the highest of the classics for Kierkegaard. In his work, Either/Or, he describes the character of Giovanni as a handsome older man with a deep sensual voice. He explains how Don Giovanni seduces other characters in the opera with his overbearing power and demeanor that come off as sensual. Kierkegaard explains that the character of “Don Giovanni can only be expressed musically” (Weiss 151). Through the analysis of Act 1, Scene 7; “La Ci Darem La Mano” performed by Rod Gilfrey and Liliana Nikiteanu (YouTube) it is made clear that Kierkegaard’s assesment of the character of Don Giovanni is extremely accurate. In the scene, Don Giovanni seduces Zerlina who is the finance of another man. At the…

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  • Mozart Don Giovanni Analysis

    melodies are used to represent Mozart’s early years in his short lives, the prelude of the opera “Don Giovanni” composed by Mozart after the death of Leopold Mozart – Mozart’s father – indicates the relationship between Mozart and Leopold and shows the process how Salieri set his scheme foreshadowing the death of Mozart. First of all, the opera “Don Giovanni” suggests the abnormal relationship between Mozart and his father. In the film, Mozart is illustrated as a character, which is very…

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  • Donna Abbandonata Character Analysis

    Donna Elvira is portrayed as the “Donna Abbandonata” (abandoned woman) throughout various literature. In particular, I will examine her character through Wolfgang A. Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni. Donna Elvira is a sensible and imprudent woman throughout her ordeal with Don Giovanni. She can’t decide whether she wants to kiss Giovanni or to kill him. Donna Elvira is unwavering in her goal throughout the opera. She is in love with Don Giovanni even while being completely aware of his…

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  • Le Nozze Di Figaro Essay

    After Idomeneo, Mozart composed a few more operas, but in 1786, the premiere of Le Nozze di Figaro set Mozart’s opera career on a new path. Le Nozze di Figaro is one of, if not the most famous opera buffa composed by Mozart. The Libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, and is the was first of the infamous Da Ponte operas, the others being Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte. The opera is set in 18th century Spain. This story takes place on the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, Count Almaviva’s…

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  • Love In Wolfgang Amadeu's The Dispute

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer of all time. Along with his many symphonies, he also wrote the music for operas. Even though The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni are his three most famous operas, Cosí fan Tutte is largely underrated. This opera is the story of two sets of lovers. Under the guidance of their old friend Don Alfonso, the two men decide to test their partners ' loyalty by pretending to go off to war and coming back disguised. Slowly,…

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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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  • The Marriage Of Figaro Analysis

    As with anything surrounding the genius and mystery of Mozart and his creations, we can really only guess at the truth. We don’t have any certain way of knowing what happened or how any of his pieces were actually composed. We have only to guess. Bearing this in mind it is best to play it conservative and use the few facts and accounts we are given, take it with a grain of salt, and imagine what it could have been like to see Mozart work. One such piece especially shrouded in mystery is The…

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  • Amadeus Movie Analysis

    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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  • Analysis Of Opera Buffa

    The book first opens up to Mary Hunter diving into Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In Hunter’s words this opera participates in what she calls a theatrical conversation which involves the composers, librettists, performers, and the audience. Ms. Hunter attempts to eavesdrop on said conversation to show the reader how the opera buffa was able to behave as entertainment in Vienna. She also states that studying opera buffas as entertainment does not mean that these works have any less artistic value…

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  • The Stone Guest Don Juan Character Analysis

    The Plot Twist of Men and Women Stereotypes In Pushkin’s The Stone Guest Don Juan is known for his seductive past, who is now willing to devote his life to Doña Anna while surrendering all of the other women he admires. Yet, Pushkin’s character Laura also has seductive tendencies, but she has no regard in settling down. Unfortunately in the 21st century women are known for their sex appeal and Laura’s character happened to enhance how women are portrayed today. Women and men may indeed live on…

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