A Night at the Opera
By Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini / arr. Bud Caputo
Highland String Orchestra
Three of the most memorable operatic vocal arias are presented here for young strings. The arias are set in comfortable keys and remain in first position. Your audiences will appreciate hearing these familiar tunes from the world of Italian Grand Opera, which are performable as separate movements or as a small suite. Features "La Donna Mobile" from Rigoletto, "Quando me'n vo (Musetta’s Waltz)" from La Boheme, and "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" from La Traviata.
Students will be additionally challenged as they work to follow the conductor’s rubato interpretations that characterize the style of Musetta’s Waltz, and strive to create a wide range of dynamics that are required for the dance-like rollicking flow of the other two waltzes.