Aspects of vocal requirement, of technical and interpretative nature, in Butterfly's aria

Aspects of vocal requirement, of technical and interpretative nature, in Butterfly's aria "Un bel dì, vedremo" from Madama Butterfly
Aspects of vocal requirement, of technical and interpretative nature, in Butterfly's aria "Un bel dì, vedremo" from Madama Butterfly

Author(s): Mirela VOICU
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Editura Muzicală
Keywords: verism; opera; tradition; characters; language

Summary/Abstract: The communication below aims to present essential musical features in Madama Butterfly ("Cio-Cio San", as it is also called), a work full of strength and severity of verism motivated by the historical nature of the topic, and in which the voices bring an impressive homage to the Italian dramatic canto style, while the orchestra, intelligently modeled, links the symphonic motifs and reveals the secret thoughts of the protagonists; Madama Butterfly (1904), which portrays the distant Orient, so in fashion in Puccini's era, and is characterized by great individual refinement.

  • Issue Year: IV/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 197-201
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English