HUM 112 World Cultures Case Study0
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HUM 112 World Cultures Case Study
- Week 5 Discussion Opera and Society
Please respond to each of the following questions, using sources under the Explore heading and the textbook as the basis of your response:
- Using the text as a source and/or the web links listed below, choose an opera by Verdi, or Wagner, or Puccini, give a brief description of the plot and characters. What changes would you make to the plot or characters or storyline to update this opera make it more interesting?
Opera and Society
- Chapter 30, Wagner and Verdi; (pp. 1133-1134), Puccini; review the Week 5 “Music Folder”
- Huizenga article and audio selections at http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/04/11/150420827/talk-like-an-opera-geek-how-verdi-wagner-and-puccini-got-their-grooves
- Wagner video of a stage production (Tristan und Isolde) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAEkTK6aKUM
- Verdi video clip of stage production (Rigoletto) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5NEOh-XhyA
- Puccini video clip of stage production (Tosca) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSoKbv46zc and quick overview of Tosca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-W5brvUUqk
- An overall website about operas: https://www.theopera101.com/ (copy and paste the link into a new tab or window to make it live)
2.Person of the week: This week your choices are between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, American writers and poets, and Claude Monet,
and Edward Manet, artists who broke new ground in France with their painting techniques. Look at the pictures and information in our text and online and then tell us which person you feel is more important and why.
- Here are some links about Whitman https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/whitman/leavesofgrass.html and Dickinson https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson and Monet https://www.britannica.com/biography/Claude-Monet and Manet https://www.manet.org/
Respond to the following student:
RE: Week 5 | Discussion [WK 5]
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I chose Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. It starts with an escaped political prisoner, Cesare Angelotti, seeking refuge in a chapel. Soon after, painter Mario Cavaradossi enters the chapel to continue his painting of Mary Magdalene, which was inspired by Angelotti’s sister. Angelotti reveals himself to Cavaradossi. He lets him know he is being pursued by the Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia. Cavaradossi agrees to help Angelotti. Floria Tosca, Cavaradossi’s girlfriend, enters the chapel as Angelotti hides again. Tosca sees the painting of Mary Magdalene and becomes jealous, thinking that Cavaradossi is cheating on her. Tosca leaves and Angelotti and Cavaradossi devise a plan to help Angelotti escape. A cannon goes off, signaling Angelotti’s escape and that they police are searching for him. Chief of Police, Scarpia enters the chapel after Angelotti and Cavaradossi leave. Tosca soon enters and Scapia, who secretly wants Tosca to himself, suggests that Cavaradossi is in love with the woman in the painting. Tosca runs out the chapel to confront her boyfriend, and Scarpia follows her to Cavaradossi and Angelotti.
Act 2 begins with Scarpia requesting that Tosca join him in his apartment. He has captured Cavaradossi, but not Angelotti. Cavaradossi lies about knowing Angelotti and is taken to another room to be tortured, but not before Tosca sees him. Scarpia tells Tosca that he will let her boyfriend go if she tells him where Angelotti is, which is a lie. She caves in and tells him which makes Cavaradossi angry. Scarpia then proposes that if Tosca gives herself to him, he would then let Cavaradossi go. Scarpia’s spy enters the room and informs him that Angelotti has killed himself, in fear of being captured. With Cavaradossi’s execution pending, Tosca agrees to Scarpia’s demands but asks that he arrange a safe escape for her and Cavaradossi and gets him to sign a document to prove it. Scarpia arranges for the execution of Cavaradossi to be faked. As Scarpia leans it to embrace Tosca, she stabs and kills him.
In Act 3, Tosca arrives to the execution and informs Cavaradossi that his execution is staged and that he should just pretend to be dead when the firing squad shoots him (because they all have blanks and no real bullets). The firing squad fires, and Tosca soon realizes that the bullets are real and her boyfriend has died. Tosca is now being pursued by the police for the killing of Scarpia. The opera ends with Tosca jumping to her death after stating that she will meet Scarpia before God (1).
As far as changes, I probably would have eliminated Angelotti’s character and make Cavaradossi the fugitive. Tosca would be the one hiding him. Scarpia would propose the same offer to Tosca, but instead Tosca finds a way to help Cavaradossi escape. Cavaradossi would end up killing Scarpia, and him and Tosca would flee to safety together.
I choose Claude Monet as my person of the week. Monet was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. He was an exquisite painter of light and was a masterful colorist. I love how Monet was able to capture light and shadows in his paintings. My favorite painting of his is “The Artist’s Garden at Giverny” which beautifully depicts Monet’s actual garden at the time.
- The Metropolitan Opera. n.d. Synopsis: Tosca. Retrieved from: https://www.metopera.org/discover/synopses/tosca/
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