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The Emerald of Siam

Opera on the Vine presents: "Mayhem & Mad Scenes"

"Mayhem & Mad Scenes" is an exciting and thrilling program focusing on the darker and more intense aspects of the genre. TICKETS COMING SOON!

Opera on the Vine presents: "Mayhem & Mad Scenes"
Opera on the Vine presents: "Mayhem & Mad Scenes"

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA 99354, USA

About the event

Opera has a long history of showcasing dramatic and emotionally charged moments, often featuring characters in distress, madness, or confronting terrifying situations. Whether it's through haunting melodies, eerie vocal techniques, or powerful orchestration, these arias are designed to evoke a sense of fear and unease. Here are just a few examples of opera arias that fall into the "scary" or "mad" category:

1. "Der Holle Rache" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) - The Queen of the Night's aria is known for its high, virtuosic coloratura passages and its portrayal of the Queen's vengeful and sinister intentions.

2. "Il dolce suono" from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor - This mad scene showcases the descent into madness of the title character, Lucia. Her frenzied singing and disjointed thoughts create a haunting and unsettling atmosphere.

3. Mozart's "Don Giovanni": The Commendatore's scene, where the ghostly statue comes to life and drags Don Giovanni to hell.

4. Verdi's "Rigoletto": The stormy and dramatic aria "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata," in which Rigoletto confronts the courtiers who have abducted his daughter.

5. Puccini's "Tosca": The chilling and tense scene where Scarpia reveals his intentions to Tosca and sings the aria "Va, Tosca!".

6. Saint-Saëns's "Samson and Delilah": Delilah's seductive and enchanting aria "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix."

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