La bohème

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  • The Opera La Boheme

    Wolf Trap Theater, on August 5th, I saw the opera La Boheme. La Boheme is a love story between a poet named Rodolfo and seamstress named Mimi. The opera explores ideas of true love and the bitter sweetness of reminiscing past lovers. This opera was based on the novel, Scenes de la vie de Boheme by Henri Murger. The music was written by Giacomo Puccini, an Italian composer who lived during the Post-Romanic Period, and is well known for his opera compositions. The libretto was written by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. The orchestra that performed was the National Symphony Orchestra. The woodwind section of the orchestra was made up of flutes, the piccolo, oboes, the English horn, clarinets, bass clarinets and the bassoon. The brass section was made up of the French horn, trumpets, and trombones. The percussion section included the timpani, snare drum, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, and the chimes. Lastly, the strings were composed of the harp, first and second violins, viola, cello, and double bass. My drawing of the orchestra’s seating arrangement is included in the email with the ticket stub concert program. For this concert I was required to be a perceptive listener, to properly analyze…

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  • La Vie Boheme

    To begin, “la vie boheme” is a free- spirited lifestyle. One does not care about being rich or following mainstream ideas, rather it is about loving what you do and doing whatever you want, even if it is unconventional. For example, in the lyrics for the song “la vie boheme A,” Mark sings “To days of inspiration/playing hooking, making something/ out of nothing, the need/ to express/ to communicate/ to going against the grain.” The lyrics show that “la vie boheme” consists of not following…

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  • Madame Butterfly Comparison

    dagger and stabs herself, ending her life with dignity. Madame Butterfly does not have the characteristics of the Romantic heroine. Although in the beginning of the opera Madame Butterfly is a young and naive girl who easily believes that Lieutenant Pinkerton is in love with her, we later find Madame Butterfly to grow into a strong, independent woman, who is able to run a household and provide for her son. Likewise, Madame Butterfly is not really a passive, weak character. On the…

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  • Comparing Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme And Die Walkure

    Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer born in 1858 and is known to have put a considerable amount of thought into creating the mood and literary components of his librettos (Kamien, Roger Music An Appreciation p.280). Richard Wagner was a German composer born in 1813 to a theatrical family (Kamien, Roger Music An Appreciation p. 289). Both of these composers are famous for their operas and are from the Romanic Period. Their compositions, La Boheme and Die Walkure, share the characteristics of…

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  • A Tragic Hero: A Short Story

    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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  • Figurative Language Short Story

    I could hear the water in the lake behind moving ever so slowly, but just enough for me to know that I wanted to stay forever. I felt like I was rich and had the biggest and most beautiful house on the entire planet. I remember dancing around with Hippo in the living room singing, “I am rich, la la la! I am rich la la la!” After I stopped dancing and singing, I then thought to myself “ This is paradise.” As I placed my placed my hand on the little statue next to me, I could feel my heart start…

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  • Best Concert Reflection

    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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  • Montaigne On The Cannibals Analysis

    There are many effects prejudices have on both historical and modern societies. These prejudices are apparent in Price of Love and La Traviata, where the female protagonists are each harshly judged by society for their professions. Montaigne thoroughly addressed such prejudices and decoded societal perceptions of “barbarous” acts. Modern societies as a whole, however, are often quick to place judgements without offering resolutions. In both Price of Love and La Traviata, the female protagonists…

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  • Analysis Of To Honor Las Vegas, Respect The Showgirl By Jack Sheehan

    Showgirls have been the face of Las Vegas for a long time, but has been slowly dying throughout the years. In Jack Sheehan column “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” published on April 21st, 2013, in the Review-Journal, he explains why he thinks the face of the iconic showgirl is dying in Las Vegas. Sheehan, who has lived in Las Vegas for about four decades, wrote an opinionated piece, that needed more supporting facts. “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” was structured well, but…

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  • The Pearl John Steinbeck Analysis

    A pearl is an item that is glorified for its extravagant beauty, but how can a thing with such beauty cause such an ugly demise? “The Pearl” was written by John Ernst Steinbeck in 1947. Steinbeck was an author known for using experiences from his from his travels, the people he met during those, and his own life experiences, such as his marriages to inspire beautiful novels giving insight to the lives and struggles of others he hoped to better shape other’s lives. In this novel, Steinbeck takes…

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