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Il Trittico:Giacomo Puccini's Enigmatic Farewell to Italian Opera

Abstract The focus of this in-depth study is to look at the gestation, performance history, and reception of Giacomo Puccini's evening of three one-act operas called Il Trittico and differentiate the particular components, Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi to analyze them for their individual stylistic elements of Italian Opera. These were the styles of verismo, pathos and sentimentality, and opera buffa. As substantiated by written criticism, the audience and the critics did not fully comprehend the hidden meaning behind the individual works of Il Trittico. Puccini, enigmatically, had chosen to present one last glimpse of outmoded Italian operatic traditions. In order to evaluate Il Trittico's importance in the history of Itali... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Scovasso, Stephen (Author) / Oldani, Robert W. (Advisor) / Feisst, Sabine (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / European history / Music education / Giacomo Puccini / Gianni Schicchi / Il Tabarro / Il Trittico / Italian Opera / Suor Angelica
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 183 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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