history of opera 2 questions
2 journals 250 words each , pick one question and answer.
Watch: Monteverdi, Lincoronazione di Poppea, Prologue and Act I, Scenes 1-4 (watch the first 40 minutes of Jean-Pierre Ponnelles partially staged film on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZZyySg6JZU&t=1910s)
Score analysis: Norton Anthology, Poppea, Act I, Scene 3 (.pdf scan)
Study Questions (choose one for Journal):
1.How does the Prologue to Poppea differ from the Prologue to LOrfeo, and what are the main differences between the stories of the two operas in general? What do the differences suggest about the audience for each opera?
2.Which sections of Act 1 are particularly comedic and why?
3.How does the musical structure of Act I, Scene 3 differ from the structure of the Messenger Scene and Orfeos lament in LOrfeo?
Listen, read libretto, and watch: Lully, Atys, Overture and Act III (.pdf scan; watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fcZHpCNq9c&t=3853s, Act III starts 1:20:24)
Score analysis: Norton Anthology, excerpt from Orontea Act II (.pdf scan)
1.What are the main differences between the musical structure of the individual scenes in Atys and the scene in Orontea?