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Arioso

 

a solo vocal episode in an opera, oratorio, or cantata; generally shorter than an aria and written in a freer form. The declamatory manner of singing is often used. Examples are the ariosi of Canio (I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo) and Hermann and Lenskii (The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky).

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Watson, who is a musician born to sing this repertoire, gave a moving account of the vocal part, easily navigating the elaborate roulades of the short, fifth movement Arioso and bringing a wonderful sense of mystery to the closing hymn.
Using the flexible pacing of arioso rather than a set piece aria, Verdi's portrayal of Rigoletto's swiftly changing feelings has an intense dramatic impact that conceivably was not equaled until Otello (Fig.
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Forst, who sang the Countess's arioso with haunting poignancy, is a powerful actress, so I would have loved to have seen her terrified facial expression, but sadly her erstwhile Moscow Venus had to perish facing upstage.
It has three parts which included intrada, capriccio notturno ed Arioso and Passacaglia and Toccata e Corale.
To conclude a successful season with increased audience figures across the borough, Dr Stewart will be playing: J J Callaerts: Toccata, J S Bach: 'Fiddle'' Fugue in D Minor, F Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, D Steele: Arioso, C Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre, S Karg-Elert: Valse Mignonne and L Vierne: Final (Symphonie I) Tickets: pounds 4 (pounds 3 concessions) available in advance from Kirklees Booking Offices, tel 01484 223200, or from the Huddersfield Town Hall box office on the day of the concert.
SOUTH Wales schoolchildren have been learning the difference between arias, arioso and falsetto as they prepare for a one-off opera performance.
Instead, its power to completely claim the listener came from superbly measured ebb and flow, the meltingly beautiful arioso balanced by the irresistible forward push of the restless closing fugue.
They will also be joined by the Chorale Arioso of Caen, a group of singers from Normandy.