Catalogue Aria. Nickname for Leporello's aria in Act 1 Sc. 2 of Mozart's Don Giovanni in which he recounts to Donna Elvira a list of the Don's amorous conquests in various countries, ending each instalment with the words ‘but in Spain, a thousand and three (mille e tre)’. This aria was probably modelled on a similar one in Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni, the rapid singing of a list of items being a popular feature of 18th-cent. comic opera.
More From encyclopedia.com
Comic Opera , comic opera Musico-dramatic work with some spoken dialogue and a light or amusing plot. The term is used indiscriminately and includes musical comedy… Robert Merrill , Merrill, Robert Merrill, Robert (b. 4 June 1917 in New York City; d. 23 October 2004 in New Rochelle, New York), baritone who enjoyed a long career w… intermezzo , intermezzo (intermedio) (It.; Fr. intermède). In the middle. This word has undergone several changes in application, viz., (1) Originally, in 16th-ce… Jerry Hadley , Hadley, Jerry Opera singer With his boyish charm, boundless energy, and supreme gift for phrasing, American opera singer Jerry Hadley spent his life… recitative , recitative (It. recitativo). Form of declamatory speech-like singing used especially in opera or oratorio. Serves for dialogue or narrative (as a mea… Comic Books , Comic books are an essential representation of twentieth-century American popular culture. They have entertained readers since the time of the Great…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like