The talent the students had shown were so professional, I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful and incredibly powerful voices that made this opera come to life on stage. The acting was well portrayed and the individuals who played the lead roles did an excellent job of connecting with their characters to connect the audience with their characters. After reading Brochette’s chapter on theatre, he made a statement that “As in life, it is through listening and watching that we come to know characters both externally and internally.
What we learn about their minds, personalities, and motivations come from what they say and do and from what others tell us about them. Thus we absorb a theatrical performance the way we do a scene from real life. “. In my experience with the audience, it made the opera more enjoyable knowing that the audience around me were all connecting in similar ways to the play and actors through the joyfulness, laughter, and temporary sadness. The more an audience enjoys the performance, the most likely it will be for anyone else around them to also enjoy it. Just as Tolstoy mentions in his writing of What is Art? He says “it is this capacity of man to receive another man’s expression of feeling, and experience those feelings himself, that the activity of art is based,” On the night which I attended, this was the case. Much of the audience simply responded to the humor and sadness the opera produced, and from that some people in the audience could not help but laugh or empathic when other members of the audience were doing 50, Throughout the performance, found myself easily connected and excited bout the action taking place on stage simply because I have a love for musical talent and the theatre itself.
As said before, the talent of these students blew me away! While the storyline was wonderful, it was hard not to admire the hard work of vocal and performing practice each of the actors had put in to this performance to make it come to life on that stage. As Bracket says, “art lifts us above the everyday fray and gives us something like a “god’s-eye” view of experience. ” and that is exactly what this performance did. After viewing the opera and batching the set of events take place, I would say the flap. Right’s purpose was to keep the audience light and happy, yet, have them empathic with the main characters. If there were any question the opera could have been asking its audience, would say that question would be: far Will one go for the one they love? ” Prince Taming proved his love and dedication to Panama by following all the rules he was told, such as not speaking to her when she came into his presence, just so he could have her back forever.
This of course upset Panama because she did not realize what was going on at the time, but in the end realized that he did it all for their love. ‘We are accustomed to understand art to be only what we hear and see in theaters, concerts, and exhibitions; together with buildings, statues, poems, novels… But all this is but the smallest part tooth art by which we communicate with each other in life. All human life is filled with works of art of every kind from cradle-song, jest, mimicry… Etc. It is all artistic activity.
So that by art, in the emitted sense of the word, we do not mean all human activity transmit feelings, but only that part which we for some reason select from it and to which we attach special importance,” -Tolstoy, What is Art? , If there was anything to take away from this opera that is applicable to life, would say it would teach one that when you love someone, the love you possess for that other person will overcome the knowledge you possess, and that if you are really pursuing something Or someone, stay true to your heart and follow Where ever the crazy path of life takes you. No matter how insane may be.