The piece develops into a rage aria that contradicts the seriousness and calm generally attributed to Quakers, and her desire to cut off the count's head is quite at odds with Quaker pacifism ex. Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, La quakera spiritosa, act 1, mm. Turin: Accademia filarmonica, ms. In the Viennese pasticcio of this opera, Lorenzo Da Ponte replaced the gun with a knife but retained the symbolic value of the weapon and its effect on the psychological development of the protagonist and her lover.
The engagement of different composers to write replacement arias further expanded the stylistic variety for the leading role. A new, interesting section with an accompanied recitative and aria by Domenico Cimarosa for Vertunna was added; here, she comforts Tognino after he has been threatened by Kolibacco's gun. This number has already attracted the attention of eighteenth-century music scholars for the simple and only reason that the recitative preceding Cimarosa's aria is by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The first, a legato dotted figuration, has a tender quality evoking the pastoral mode ex.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, recitative prior to Cimarosa's aria for the Viennese pasticcio version of La quacquera spiritosa, act 2, mm. Tenderness and the heroic offering of protection are expressed, respectively, by the very first theme introduced by the strings and then in the vocal line ex.
Here, two episodes alternate compulsively. One ex. The other ex. A-Wn KT.
La quakera was one of the last Italian operas to feature American characters: as mentioned at the beginning of this essay, with only a few controversial exceptions, America disappeared from the Italian opera stage for nearly a century before reappearing in Puccini's operas. Sharpless: a name that, like Calzabigi's Mr. Dull, denotes a stereotypical aspect of the Quaker personality although Puccini's librettist, Belasco, might have named the American consul after Isaac Sharpless, a prominent Quaker intellectual active in Pennsylvania at the turn of the century.
And, from a purely formal standpoint, it is significant that La fanciulla del West is the most progressive of Puccini's operas, the first to radically depart from long-established Italian opera conventions. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Count : How do you …? Count : Woe is me! Pointing the gun at his forehead. Che tien questa Signora! Example 1. Open in new tab Download slide. Example 2. La quakera spiritosa, act 1, mm. I could console your heart. Caro bene io vado oh Dei! My love, I am departing—Oh, gods! I feel my soul vanish from my breast. Example 3. Example 4. Mozart, recitative for La quacquera spiritosa, act 2, mm.
Example 5. Example 6. Example 7. Example 8. He specializes in the study of opera and eighteenth-century music and is the author of Tartini e la musica secondo natura Lucca: LIM, His current projects include a book on representations of revolutionary America in eighteenth-century Italian opera and the coeditorship of the Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera. Abrams, , 19, The third opera representing America is Manon Lescaut. The American influence on the formation of a stereotypical Italian identity by virtue of widely disseminated Hollywood cinema is undeniable.
One can consider, for instance, the global impact of The Godfather , the famous mafia movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on Mario Puzo's novel, to whose epic appeal not even Sicilians have been immune.
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Emanuele Senici, Landscape and Gender in Italian Opera Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , —63, offers revealing observations on the atypical gender construction of Puccini's gun-toting heroine. Incidentally, Reinhard Strohm, Die italienische Oper im Jahrhundert Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, , 10—12, compares eighteenth-century Italian opera to today's movie and television industry on the basis of its analogously extensive dissemination and strong influence on public opinion. Gazzetta di Firenze 2 August 27, : 10— Lo spirito dell'Europa letteraria e politica IV December : 18, 20, 22— Nunziato Porta, L'americana in Olanda.
The inability of Da Ponte's biographer Rodney Bolt to see or admit the librettist's obvious sympathies for the American Revolution has been recently lamented by Susan W. The same shortsightedness affects the totality of the commentators on Mozart's operas. Gazzetta Universale 22 May 30, : Giuseppe Palomba, La quakera spiritosa , commedia per musica di Giuseppe Palomba da rappresentarsi nel teatro de' Fiorentini per second'opera di quest'anno Naples: , 3—4.
Essays on Guns and Popular Culture , ed. I use his transcriptions for musical examples 3 and 4. Ernest Warburton, 7 vols.
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London: Garland, , vol. Text in brackets appears in the libretto, but it has been replaced in the score by words in italics. Rossini's first opera, La cambiale di matrimonio , represents a Canadian character, Mr. Slook, who was originally conceived as an American businessman. He was appalled when the party that had started as the Northern League returned to power in in a new guise as a hard right, populist movement.
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