Performance practice of Mozart's "O Isis und Osiris" and "Deh vieni alla finestra", and Puccini's "Vecchia zimarra, senti"

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Joseph, Kendall
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Zhong, Mei
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2022-12-17
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This project discusses the singing and performance practice of Mozart’s “O Isis und Osiris” and “Deh vieni alla finestra”, and Puccini’s “Vecchia zimarra, senti.” In the selected arias, Mozart and Puccini’s use of rhythm, melody, tempo, harmony, accompaniment and dynamics, as well as character information, will be examined. Then, recordings of performances by famous opera singers will be analyzed. Furthermore, this project will provide an interpretation of how to perform these arias to help singers gain a better understanding of the performance practice of Mozart and Puccini.