History of Opera in Western Classical Music
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History of Opera in Western Classical Music

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What is the primary difference between opera and musical play in terms of acting?

Opera has more intense acting while musical play has less intense

What is the usual source of musical plays in the Philippines?

Adaptations of novels, literary works, or biographical Sketches

What is a characteristic of musical plays in terms of music?

The music is catchy and contemporary

What is the main difference between opera and musical play in terms of themes?

<p>Opera has more historical themes while musical play has more contemporary</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common similarity between opera and musical play?

<p>Both combine songs, dances, and acting</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the tone of musical plays compared to opera?

<p>Musical plays are more light-hearted and modern</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of a set designer in a musical play?

<p>Conceptualizing and creating the physical stage setup</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which element of design is responsible for creating a feeling of organized movement in a musical play?

<p>Rhythm</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was the first Filipina to win multiple international awards in a single role in a musical play?

<p>Lea Salonga</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary responsibility of the director in a musical play production?

<p>Coordinating the overall artistic aspects</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of a musical play, what does variety aim to achieve?

<p>Hold the viewer's attention and guide the viewer's eye</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does harmony refer to in the context of a musical play?

<p>Satisfying effect of combining elements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary role of a lighting designer in a play?

<p>Coordinate closely with the set designer</p> Signup and view all the answers

In a play, how does lighting contribute to the overall experience?

<p>Highlights dramatic moments</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which activity is considered an example of an active recreational activity?

<p>Swimming</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a sprain in terms of health and fitness?

<p>A tear of a ligament</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which mnemonic is commonly used for the treatment of acute injuries like sprains?

<p>PRICED</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of health careers education?

<p>Familiarize students with medical and allied health professions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Music and Opera

  • Opera is a part of Western classical music tradition that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the 16th century.
  • It is a theatrical work that combines dramatic text (libretto) with music, elaborate scenery, and costumes.
  • Opera is typically performed in an opera house, cultural center, theater, or auditorium with an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble.

Notable Filipino Operas

  • La Loba Negra (The Black She-Wolf) is a three-act Filipino opera based on the tragic execution of three martyred priests in 1872.
  • The music was composed by Francisco Feliciano, a National Artist, and the libretto was written by soprano Fides Cuyugan Asensio.
  • Noli Me Tangere, The Opera is a three-act opera based on the novel of Dr. Jose Rizal, composed by National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon.
  • Rama Hari is the Philippine adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana, set to music, dance, and drama.

Musical Play

  • A musical play is a theater production that combines songs, dances, acting, and spoken dialogues.
  • In the Philippines, musical plays often rely on adaptations of novels, literary works, or biographical sketches of famous artists.
  • Musical plays are a modern and lighter form of classical opera, with less intense and dramatic acting, more contemporary themes, and catchy melodies.

Notable Filipino Artists

  • Lea Salonga is the first Filipina to win different international awards in a single role.
  • Florante at Laura was presented by Tanghalang Pilipino at the CCP Little Theater.

Arts and Theater

  • The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) was founded by Cecile Guidote-Alvarez.
  • Tanghalang Pilipino is the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, founded in 1987.
  • A set designer creates the physical stage setup, while a lighting designer coordinates closely with the set designer to create the mood of each scene.

Recreation and Health

  • Recreation is an activity done for enjoyment during leisure time.
  • Active recreational activities require deliberate physical efforts and can range from light to vigorous intensities.
  • Sprains are stretched or torn ligaments, while dislocations occur when two bones that form a joint become separated.
  • PRICED is an acronym for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, and Diagnosis, used to treat injuries.
  • A health career is an occupation or profession that requires special training, designed to familiarize students with various careers in the medical profession and allied health services.

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Explore the origins and development of opera in Western classical music, from its beginnings in Italy to its spread throughout Europe. Learn about the theatrical works, librettos, elaborate scenery and costumes, as well as the role of opera conductors such as Bonifacio Abdon.

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