How To Use Operatic In A Sentence

  • A compelling storyteller with many voices lyric, operatic and diaristic, Ms. Snyder is often provocative; occasionally didactic or off-key. The Lady of the Wild Things
  • Hopkins' hysteria was a sample of America's campus-based indignation industry, which churns out operatic reactions to imagined slights.
  • There's been an interesting mini-trend in operatic directing in the past few months: updating 19th-century comic operas to World War II settings. We'll Meet Again
  • In the last few years London has seen a variety of operatic styles in contemporary opera.
  • Away from the classroom, he plays for the college darts team and has joined the light operatic society. Times, Sunday Times
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  • Barring any unexpected operatic plot twists down the road, the answer to all these queries is surely yes.
  • Roxie Hart is about as far away as one can get from the earnest soap operatics of Kitty Foyle.
  • Although Italian director Luchino Visconti was a pioneer of the grungy, grit-and-all filmmaking style called neorealism, he also loved all things grand and operatic. Express Milwaukee
  • Escape the tourists, and get lost in this grid of medieval streets which hide an operatic society and a lively arts scene. Times, Sunday Times
  • With some kinds of solo song, or even operatic aria, the accompaniment should be a mere background murmur.
  • Set in a Brazilian factory town where familiar operatic characters such as the toreador and Don Jose appear as a rock musician and a lovesick cop, respectively, Carmen provides a dramatic challenge for Les Grands.
  • In an age before recorded music, transcriptions enabled music lovers to more easily access orchestral and operatic repertoire and virtuosos to display their wit and ferocious keyboard talent.
  • They also suggest enough power to take on the more popular operatic composers.
  • Charlie is known for hustling hot dogs in operatic style at baseball games.
  • With some kinds of solo song, or even operatic aria, the accompaniment should be a mere background murmur.
  • Claire and I are both interested in amateur operatics, which is how we met, and I belong to Gravesend Operatic at the Woodville Halls.
  • All follow a similar pattern, juxtaposing ‘free’ sections - in rhythms derived from operatic recitative that recurrently explode into whirligig scales and arpeggios - with fugato sections of varying degrees of formal rigidity.
  • This may have arisen from the fact that Paine's doctrine was much more plain and intelligible to the common people: it was operatical and proposed immediate excision; that is, it advocated the total overthrow of monarchy, and the establishment of republicanism. The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria
  • It was a really well hidden spot but Mara's theological operatics obviously gave us away.
  • One was Mario, a huge, excitable Italian — he was like a city policeman with operatic gestures — and the other, a hairy, uncouth animal whom we called the Magyar; I think he was a Transylvanian, or something even more remote. Down and Out in Paris and London
  • There is a mastery at work that elevates it from yet another crime caper to something almost operatic in scope.
  • His defenders tend to argue that the operatic elements are anchored in believable plot strands. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Even when the permanent Victoria Theatre opened at Sydney in 1838, its operatic productions were at first brutally abridged, translated, and arranged with music more easily at hand.
  • ‘Pete’ explores the bizarre nature of operatics, in its short gestation it seems to dig into ‘Barber of Seville’ as done by Viv Stanshall in a parallel universe.
  • Here is a director who clearly trusts the music and text, and gets fine nonoperatic acting from his young cast. Times, Sunday Times
  • Conclusion New method of caesarean birth of operatic time was short, complication decrease, simple and easy.
  • Of course there is a limit on what a large company like Lyric, in a large theater, with an annual list of titles amounting to only eight, could do to support adequately the broader reaches of the operatic repertoire. Brian Dickie: What are we here for?
  • A successful production of Poppea depends not upon operatic voices but upon singing actors who can color their voices and make drama out of the expressive melismas and coloratura.
  • He is a controversial and outspoken defender of the operatic form, and a passionate advocate of opera in English.
  • These controversies are part and parcel of the operatic drama that football has become. Times, Sunday Times
  • It should be noted that Mozart was hardly kind when scoring the operatic arias for the full lyric soprano.
  • The auditorium fills with rumbling noise and operatic music. Times, Sunday Times
  • A clean, seamless line is needed for Oh Foolish Fay, which she cannot quite manage with her operatic vibrato.
  • Britten's setting is mimetic and operatic, the piano part consisting of a stylisation of the boy's fiddling, notated on one stave only.
  • Thus came the parlour songs, which at first were a mixture of folky adaptations and pastiches of operatic arias; verses of gentle melancholy were set to simple melodies accompanied by an Alberti bass or arpeggios.
  • One was Mario, a huge, excitable Italianhe was like a city policeman with operatic gesturesand the other, a hairy, uncouth animal whom we called the Magyar; I think he was a Transylvanian, or something even more remote. Down and Out in Paris and London
  • Passion, Sondheim's most operatic work, continues to baffle the ear and bemuse the mind.
  • In ‘Summertime,’ sung with an exquisite teetering between the operatics of the written score and jazz inspiration, Hendricks shows that her operatic voice is as gorgeous as ever.
  • Vigorous, amusing, and obscene, it burlesques a current production of Thomas Shadwell's operatic version of the Dryden - Davenant adaptation.
  • So I heartily hope that this is simply a little soap-operatic twist to the initial set-up, to be unravelled as the series progresses, with our blackhearted bumboy prince finding an ally rather than an adversary in the hero. Kings
  • Some of this singing is a little more operatic than it needs to be, but America's embrace is broad enough to hold the diva, the heldentenor, and more besides.
  • Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.
  • Although built some quarter of a century after Handel had ceased his operatic activities in London, Drottningholm theatre retains most of the archetypal features of the London opera houses where Handel premiered his masterpieces.
  • He knew the repertoire, and his works abound in operatic references. Archive 2007-06-01
  • The colours are deep and rich and help set an operatic mood and tone for almost every scene.
  • Her parents met at the local operatic society. Times, Sunday Times
  • Cut to a Broadway theater, where the blackfaced hero sings ‘Mammy’ in a style at once cantorial and operatic, at an energy level that is overpowering.
  • Since 1995 they've been wowing audiences with a crossover style combining their operatic training with Irish folk.
  • But peasants had made it to centre stage even in the opera house, and operatic verismo would become an established form.
  • His tempos were admirably unhurried - allowing the music to soar with almost operatic passion.
  • An earlier pair of works convey the operatic extremes of Brooks's passion for Rubinstein.
  • Vocally they veer between manic and mannered, at times verging on hysterical operatics, while their rigid riffs resemble uncoordinated robots trying to play disco.
  • It marries well with the extreme storytelling and characterisation to give the film a flavour of operatic grandeur.
  • Will you take part in some amateur dramatic or operatic society's play or opera?
  • Even if one divides Fassbinder's writing for the theatre neatly into obvious categories - the unpublished early problem plays, the radical experiments at the limits of linguistic performability, the aggressive adaptations of classical and traditional plays, and the late operatic melodramas - it is not easy to make sense of the breakneck evolution of his theatrical and dramaturgical ideas or of his place in the literature of West Germany .... GreenCine Daily
  • Meg's ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’ is a campfire song to make the blood chill, while Jack verges on glam operatics on ‘There's No Home For You Here’.
  • It hardly takes a brilliant operatic dramaturge to see through this brainless travesty, loaded with irrelevant inventions and non sequiturs.
  • Operatic in scale, featuring garish colours and fantastic action sequences, the film is a minor adventure classic.
  • It is billed as an operatic monodrama in five movements for mezzo-soprano and 10 instruments.
  • Verdi operatic lollipops is my current favourite.
  • We begin all beatless and atmospheric, moving through the Viennese downtempo beauty of Tosca and the haunting acoustic pop of Emiliana Torrini and onwards into Agoria's own blend of operatics and deep electronica on "Altre Voci". BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content
  • Already considered one of the most exciting performers in the new generation of lyric coloratura sopranos, Mary has played many of the world's most famous operatic heroines on many of the leading stages around the world.
  • With Patrick Summers on the podium, the San Francisco Opera's company premiere of Xerxes included several instruments rarely heard in operatic ensembles: the arch lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo a long-necked lute sometimes referred to as a chitarrone. George Heymont: Going For Baroque With Handel's Xerxes
  • He did not trust the garrulous president and his team not to try to stage some operatic intervention. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Yeomen of the Guard, the most operatic of Sullivan's scores with Gilbert, and the most serious of Gilbert's librettos, has been lucky on records.
  • In Domingo's view, the operatic boom Spain has suffered has nothing to do with a passing fancy.
  • Like a ghost lost between digital static and analog confusion, LaFontaine wails on guitar, operatics shooting from her tortured throat.
  • The last thing about the sound-proof door is that it eliminates comments from the family on the operatic talents of the bather.
  • Ms Iván's rapid vibrato and power is well suited to the operatic repertoire, a selection of which the duo performed in the second half.
  • Yet the beauty of Bellini's arias and ensembles would leave a lasting mark on operatic history.
  • Through the difficult moments she kept herself going by listening to operatic arias or Beatles' compilations over a headset.
  • It was about 1710 that the word encore was introduced at the operatic performances in the Haymarket, and very much objected to by plain - going Englishmen. Essays from 'The Guardian'
  • The operatic repertoire worldwide has also expanded in the course of the past sixty years. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945
  • It came o'er my ear like the sweet sound of newly arriving Bard freshman eager to experience this spectacular operatic production comedy, romance and drama set against Strauss's brilliant orchestral score, whilst relishing other rich works of literature and honing their writing skills in this, their first fantastical college orientation. C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....
  • She and other residents appeared frequently on the front steps of Carnegie Hall dressed in operatic or stage costumes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Even if one divides Fassbinder's writing for the theatre neatly into obvious categories - the unpublished early problem plays, the radical experiments at the limits of linguistic performability, the aggressive adaptations of classical and traditional plays, and the late operatic melodramas - it is not easy to make sense of the breakneck evolution of his theatrical and dramaturgical ideas or of his place in the literature of West Germany .... GreenCine Daily: RWF/TLS.
  • The drumming is every bit as good as the guitar and bass. ‘Endlessly’ too, is a welcome change from the bombastic operatics, as Matt brings it all down, swooning over a drifting, two tone synth, backed by a simple, lamenting tin-beat.
  • Away from the classroom, he plays for the college darts team and has joined the light operatic society. Times, Sunday Times
  • Can you pick out the operatic arias quoted in this orchestral passage?
  • The show's searing heartbeat, a bass aria of operatic grandeur. Times, Sunday Times
  • But I often warble my native woodnotes wild in my bath while plying the loofah, at the car wheel, perhaps in a sunburst of joy at finding a parking space in Edinburgh and, sometimes, to add a crackling, catarrhal accompaniment to some oleaginous operatic tenor on radio or TV.
  • The full Glyndebourne staging is scenically rich and elaborate; Kent and Brown make no attempt to re-create seventeenth century operatic moeurs but instead find modern versions of them.
  • Other musical contributions to the truly enjoyable evening included an operatic aria by Grace Saito.
  • “Ou,” said he (in reference to the operatic singers and the corps de ballet), “he just keeps a curn [76] o 'quainies [77] and a wheen widdyfous [78], and gars them fissle [79], and loup, and mak murgeons [80], to please the great fowk.” Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character
  • His new album is not musically operatic - his songs are tediously boring, like a drag out of hell.
  • Yet the beauty of the images and the operatic score overwhelm the incongruity. Times, Sunday Times
  • [1] I admire the _first_ sincerely, and in turn call upon you to _admire_ the following on Anacreon Moore's new operatic farce, [2] or farcical opera -- call it which you will: The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2
  • Byrne sings without the usual intense operatic vibrato, and he sounds more heartfelt than ever.
  • For the sake of comparison, think of the operatics of Josephine Foster, only a little more soothing and seething.
  • One song will sound like an operatic piece and the next features east coaster John McDermott in a more traditional eastern Canadian piece.
  • As well as these tinsel tales, there are large numbers of records, still being slowly translated, which provide a complement to the operatic version of Persian history: the Persians in documentary.
  • Her love for amateur operatics and dramatics has also led to fascinating work as a dresser for the Good Old Days, Opera North and the Northern Ballet.
  • Stephen's swordplay, is then, in the prism of Moore, as much a reflection of his aspiring-writer character as it is a Joycean operatic flourish. as a wagoner would his mudheeldy wheesindonk
  • As well as these tinsel tales, there are large numbers of records, still being slowly translated, which provide a complement to the operatic version of Persian history.
  • He quickly established an accessible, repeatable operatic formula, combining situation comedy plots with the frequent arias demanded by his audiences.
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  • The cinematic fusion of Western urban action and Chinese fight operatics is further anchored by the charisma of mainland China real-life fighter and super-star Jet Li.
  • Best to forget about the operatic theme altogether and simply enjoy the flashes of raw excitement. Times, Sunday Times
  • A complete inability to act, brigaded with an unshakable refusal to move on stage, hardly impeded the operatic career of the late Luciano Pavarotti. Ivan Katz: The Court Room Instead of the Concert Hall?
  • The concert includes Mozart's Requiem, Missa Brevis, operatic arias and music for the Christmas season.
  • In Acts o f Faith it was Africa and in Crossers it's the Arizona and Mexican desert where as one of your characters describes, borderland beauty cohabited with violence .... [and the] world of cattle and horses and operatic landscapes, the parallel world of drug lords and coyotes and murder. A Conversation with Philip Caputo about Crossers
  • The problem - or at least the difference - is simply that it was based not only on the author's experience but on the soap-operatic adventures of her boozing, man-loving, peregrinating mother.
  • The sparse dialogue is as mind-numbingly declamatory and unsubtle as political oratory or operatic aria.
  • Both are more accustomed to the sterner end of the operatic repertoire. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite her modesty, she clearly has no worries for her British operatic debut. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nicely enunciated and charming, between rock operatics and gut wrenching roars, this is quite a talent.
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  • From the very start of the record it becomes clear that this will be no radical third album, and will definitely not involve conceptual rock operatics.
  • The tragedies and comedies that played out in the grand lobby of the Hotel Operatic are legendary. ICED
  • While director Zack Snyder generally gets this offbeat material's tone just right, he occasionally juices things up from "novelistic" to "operatic" - heightening the brutality to levels that feel more inspired by visceral comics creator Frank Miller than the more thoughtful and literary Moore. undefined
  • Erik is a mere operatic tenor lover, and his cavatinas have tunefulness enough, without a trace of the warmth of melody which characterises Wagner's later works.
  • This time, as well as operatic arias, Caruso included some Italian songs.
  • Its range is wide indeed, from operatic aria to rock fantasy via Neapolitan love song and pop ballad.
  • But her acting is probably the worst I have seen on any operatic stage this century. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is a stylish and vivid piece of baroque operatic theatre, compellingly updated.
  • This compilation includes operatic arias and crossover songs.
  • It plays almost no part in classical music's biggest challenge: enticing youngsters with no exposure to symphonic or operatic music. Times, Sunday Times
  • And he avoids any kind of operatic grandstanding. Times, Sunday Times
  • So Pleasure won't be her operatic swan song? Times, Sunday Times
  • Subtitled A Serio-Comick-Bombastick-Operatick-Interlude, it employs local performers including an escapologist, an Indian dancer, a transsexual comedian, an MC and a rap artist dressed as an owl. Artist of the week 114: Matt Stokes
  • Members of Bingley Operatic Society said the idea to replace the arts centre with a high-class food store was ludicrous.
  • Her concluding, flawless leap to a top F sharp was like the climax of a great operatic aria before an opera had begun. Times, Sunday Times
  • The artist on the operatic stage or the speaker on the platform, without facial expression begotten of muscular activity, may lessen by half his power over an audience. Resonance in Singing and Speaking
  • You might think that a lot of the standard operatic repertoire comes from archaeological excavations. Times, Sunday Times
  • In fact here the exclusive use of the operatic septenarius of the iambic type was finally endorsed.
  • In a second, tremendous picture, Domingo sits in operatic darkness; his eyes, with a tragic gleam, are the subject. Julian Schnabel's Polaroids: 'Smoke and mirrors and happy accident'
  • He makes a lot of stops - eerie operatics, cornball cabaret with Marianne Faithfull, pensive balladry and earnest, plain-faced piano-man pop.
  • Veloso was so impressed by her rich, almost operatic contralto that he became her mentor and musical director, initiating the recording of her first album and its follow-up in 2000.
  • The colours are deep and rich and help set an operatic mood and tone for almost every scene.
  • The years 1820-3 were thus largely taken up with a fruitless pursuit of operatic success.
  • Once a voice of restraint and reason, Sullivan now specializes in shrill panic: mercurial ranting full nof operatic arguments, steeped in bad faith, aimed at people he once praised (including yours truly). MagRack: Jonah Goldberg Searches His Conservative Soul
  • People are never equal to the romance of their youth in after life, except by fits, and Ferris especially could not keep himself at what he called the operatic pitch of their brief betrothal and the early days of their marriage. A Foregone Conclusion
  • Indeed anything remotely "operatic", it seems, is alluded to and/or crudely cross-fertilised with the final through-composed, through-sung, concoction behaving like late Strauss with a Gallic sensibility. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • This is staged documentary, its narrative gleaned from personal statements, in essence, a theatre of personal anecdote, performance art on an operatic scale.
  • The groundwork laid out by Jupiter in 2000, Cave In worms further into the dark underbelly of esoteric Pink Floyd-esque rock operatics.
  • I learned that by societal, moral, ethical, soap-operatical, vegetable, political definition, it was impossible to be both fit and fat. Discrimination At Large
  • Cheesy operatics are the order of the day, as a shuffling 125 bpm beat almost makes you want to start wiggling your hips.
  • For the infamous operatic middle section, the band members left the stage as the studio recording played. Times, Sunday Times
  • Stella Roman, an operatic soprano, performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the 1940s and 1950s, specializing in Italian opera spinto roles.
  • But in the 1880s, as the effort got under way to make the Irish respectable by returning them to their imagined roots, Olcott was recruited to perform “authentic” Irish songs in an operatic, bel canto style. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Ritter's one work has harmonic richness and operatic swagger in its florid vocal writing.
  • It is the usual "gros bourg" of Alsace, with comfortable old houses in espaliered gardens: dull, well-to-do, contented; not in the least the kind of setting demanded by the patriotism which has to be fed on pictures of little girls singing the Marseillaise in Alsatian head-dresses and old men with operatic waistcoats tottering forward to kiss the flag. Fighting France
  • From the new René Jacobs recording of Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito, probably the prettiest tune Mozart ever wrote: the duet "Ah, perdona al primo affetto," sung by the young lovers (the operatic equivalent of the musical-comedy secondary couple that doesn't get to do a whole lot), Annio (Marie-Claude Chappuis) and Servilia (Sunhae Im). Archive 2006-04-01
  • In recent broadcasts we were introduced to Monika, an operatic donkey from the Mariinsky Theater who is retiring at nineteen years; a Siberian tiger, who had his cavities filled by a team of dentists; now a moose farm in Kostroma where moose (not meese?) are being raised for their milk, which is rich in fat and mineral. Russia Today 2
  • As well as his operatic numbers he includes among his repertoire a number of Irish songs.
  • From the classical to pantomime, from light operatic to sacred music, philharmonic orchestras to brass bands, musicals to pop, week by week Bolton displays its culture.
  • The North American media are if possible overplaying the soap operatic performances of Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder, as they strew thumbtacks along the road to Baghdad.
  • Her love for amateur operatics and dramatics has also led to fascinating work as a dresser for the Good Old Days, Opera North and the Northern Ballet.
  • This is the kind of soprano voice the operatic world has been praying for!
  • In the last few years London has seen a variety of operatic styles in contemporary opera.
  • But bursts of operatic arias, incessant chatter and the clatter of pots and pans give it a curiously relaxing bustle.
  • This triumphant production was a sell-out and a fitting finale to his operatic career. Times, Sunday Times
  • From the late seventeenth century the central male operatic role (primo uomo) in opera seria was sung by a castrato.
  • Blackbird" (which is arguably not a love song) sung in operatic voice is a little out of bounds for me, but overall, von Otter and Mehldau's partnership is full of fresh ideas. Shawn Amos: PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Oct. 26
  • The following decade saw a marked increase in productions of Handel operas in mainstream U.S. houses, Mr. Daniels became a superstar here and abroad, and "countertenor" became a desirable voice type for young singers pursuing operatic careers. Daniels and Domingo
  • It's two-and-a-half hours of Cold War politics and recitative operatics!
  • For the infamous operatic middle section, the band members left the stage as the studio recording played. Times, Sunday Times
  • But if this production is anything to judge by, her gift for operatic stage direction is considerable. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The operatic repertoire worldwide has also expanded in the course of the past sixty years. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945
  • Operatic in scale, featuring garish colours and fantastic action sequences, the film is a minor adventure classic.
  • The recurring themes in my work --explosion, velocity, spectacle--have an energy that might be termed "operatic. Lesley Dill: Opera Chicks: Artists E.V. Day and Lesley Dill Interview Each Other About Opera
  • There are basslines that buzz and woof, balanced by choice eastern melodies, classical Spanish guitar and operatic vocals; but none of this is particularly original or strong.
  • The City of Dis is a teaser in that it is a preliminary version of the first act of Andriessen’s latest operatic work La Commedia, which will debut this summer at De Nederlandse Opera with Zavalloni in the role of Dante. Archive 2007-11-01
  • Bolet's touch, velvety yet penetrating, is a miracle, and he caresses each phrase as if it is taken from an operatic aria.
  • Calling itself operatic cabaret, this production is a canny hybrid of verbatim theatre and observational sketch comedy, with a few arias parachuted in to raise the tone. Times, Sunday Times
  • This triumphant production was a sell-out and a fitting finale to his operatic career. Times, Sunday Times
  • Donald Maxwell is a seasoned operatic buffo, who nicely cherishes, relishes and polishes his pontificating arias, with chorus usually dancing attendance.
  • The colours are deep and rich and help set an operatic mood and tone for almost every scene.
  • Earlier this year, Ian was planning an operatic spectacular at Cardiff for 2003.
  • It's as if she keeps that emotional core coiled up inside, ready to be unleashed only in a fabulous operatic performance. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mr. Franke was a comprimario - a character actor of the operatic world. NYT > Home Page
  • Presently a bell sounded, the curtains flew apart, and the OPERATIC TRAGEDY began.
  • She was already an established singer at the Opera, and many other composers had family connections with male musicians active on the operatic scene.
  • That evening we had chess, bridge, operatics, introduction to professional massage, and the Twirlettes.
  • Appendix E, p. 150, for an example.) [Transcriber's Note: Corrected misspelling "Ribbatua" in original.] _Ritornello, ritornelle_ -- a short instrumental prelude, interlude, or postlude, in a vocal composition, as _e. g._, in an operatic aria or chorus. Music Notation and Terminology
  • Could there be a better birthday present for a legendary operatic soprano? Times, Sunday Times
  • Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.
  • In this respect, the piece is operatic and, like opera, is sometimes exaggerated and campy.
  • It's the prime masterpiece of the period where Verdi went from a talented master of the Italian operatic tradition to a genius of reinvention: Verdi saw that the conventions of bel canto — the coloratura decoration, the steady build from recitative to cavatina to cabaletta, the diagetic justification for dance and popular music — had matured to the point that their mere presence could have dramatic content above and beyond the story. Archive 2008-03-01
  • I'm thinking less of the huge, operatic rooms hung with stalactites, than the narrow windings that might end in a wall or a cliff or a small pool where tiny, blind fish swim.
  • But I do agree with you about the exquisiteness of some operatic arias.
  • There is a mastery at work that elevates it from yet another crime caper to something almost operatic in scope.
  • Songs, arias, and operatic scenes are mixed together, and that works well too.
  • Ms. Snyder has many modes, from handheld and diaristic (she scrawls words across her paintings) to mural-scale and operatic — artworks in which she voices her feelings about world events. Portrait of an Artist's Hype
  • The martial rhythmic section, pointed up by timpani, was particularly engaging and overall there was an operatic tone to this movement leading to a big climax before the decorated reprise of the first theme.
  • Could there be a better birthday present for a legendary operatic soprano? Times, Sunday Times
  • Italian solo cantatas of the late 17th and early 18th centuries contained arias on the operatic model.
  • Having successful cricket, rugby, football teams, amateur operatics, numerous groups, clubs etc, etc what needs ‘regenerating’?
  • Her concluding, flawless leap to a top F sharp was like the climax of a great operatic aria before an opera had begun. Times, Sunday Times
  • It has the trappings of an opera—it's through-composed, for unamplified operatic voices—but the spirit of a B-horror film. Creep Show
  • Yet again prolific American composer Libby Larsen has occupied the operatic limelight - this time with a drama focussing on coloratura soprano Jenny Lind, once dubbed ‘The Swedish Nightingale’.
  • This one, he told media previewers, would be his most operatic.
  • As regards choral sound, I am not sure that the developed voices of an operatic chorus are ideal in terms of sound quality.
  • It's as if she keeps that emotional core coiled up inside, ready to be unleashed only in a fabulous operatic performance. Times, Sunday Times
  • Truly, the hospital bed has become the operatic cliché of our times. The Times Literary Supplement
  • In those days, each operatic diva had fiercely partisan fans.
  • It came o'er my ear like the sweet sound of newly arriving Bard freshman eager to experience this spectacular operatic production comedy, romance and drama set against Strauss's brilliant orchestral score, whilst relishing other rich works of literature and honing their writing skills in this, their first fantastical college orientation. C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....
  • But, as a society, we also spend enormous amounts on non-essentials: the National Institute of Sport springs to mind, or orchestras or operatic troupes or art galleries and museums.
  • So I heartily hope that this is simply a little soap-operatic twist to the initial set-up, to be unravelled as the series progresses, with our blackhearted bumboy prince finding an ally rather than an adversary in the hero. Archive 2009-04-01
  • Budapest Opera, where he learnt not only all the skills of coaching but also of running an opera house and conducting the main operatic repertoire. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945

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