Music History Chapter 27

  1. During the first half of the nineteenth century, opera theaters were primarily run by....
    An impresario who produced operas as a means of profiting from the popularity of musical theater during the nineteenth century.
  2. By the mid-nineteenth century, the following figures became the key draw for audiences of opera productions:
  3. The following composer was the most popular and influential opera composer of the early nineteenth century:
    Gioachino Rossini
  4. In Rossini's operas, the most important element is the:
  5. The following composer is credited with developing a scene structure that distributed the story throughout an act rather than confining the unfolding of the plot to the recitative:
    Gioachino Rossini
  6. The overture from the following Rossini opera is unique because it consists of four sections that present a series of scenes taken from the opera:
    Guillaume Tell
  7. The following composer is known for his long, sweeping, highly embellished, and intensely emotional melodies:
    Vincenzo Bellini
  8. Lucia di Lammermoor, an opera based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, was composed by:
    Gaetano Donizetti
  9. Grand opera was designed to appeal to the desires of the:
    Middle class
  10. A performance in Brussels of the following opera sparked a riot that ultimately led to Belgium's independence:
    La muette de Portici
  11. The following librettist is credited with creating the mix of formality, spectacle, and historical, political, or religious themes that define grand opera:
    Eugene Scribe
  12. The following composer, credited with being a leader in the grand opera style, utilized every available technique to dramatize the action and please the public:
    Giacomo Meyerbeer
  13. A newly-developed style of ballet in the nineteenth century in which dancers moved with lightness, grace, and freedom was introduced by:
    Marie Taglioni
  14. The following opera, often credited with establishing German Romantic Opera, is unique because it places ordinary people center stage singing about their concerns, fears, and loves:
    Der Freischutz
  15. The role of the orchestra is nineteenth-century German opera is best described as:
    Equal: harmony and orchestral timbre are employed for dramatic expression, which enhances the libretto.
  16. An association of motives and keys with particular characters or events is characteristic of whose operas?
    Carl Maria von Weber
  17. The first Russian composer recognized both in Russia and internationally as an equal of his Western contemporaries was:
    Mikhail Glinka
  18. The first Russian opera to be sung throughout was:
    A Life for the Tsar
  19. Lenora, the first staged opera by an American composer, was composed by:
    William Henry Fry
  20. The most popular form of musical theater inthe United States from the 1830s to the 1870s was:
    Minstrel theater
  21. The first American piece to find success overseas was:
    "Jump Jim Crow"
  22. The first full-scale minstrel show consisting of dialogue, songs, banjo and fiddle playing, and dances was performed in 1843 by the:
    Virginia Minstrels
  23. Between 1819 and 1866, New Orleans' Theatre d'Orleans primarily performed:
    French and Italian operas performed in their original languages
  24. The well-known minstrel song "Dixie" was written by:
    Dan Emmett
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Music History Chapter 27