Saturday, April 4, 2009

Poetry or Prose?

After 60 seconds of "Deh, non parlare al misero" (Do not speak of misery!) from Verdi's Rigoletto, we're getting into the distinction between poetry and prose.

Is this a narrative? Connie says yes. This is a personal story of loss and love taken from a small aria in the Opera-- a conversation between Rigoletto and his beloved daughter, Gilda about the loss of his wife.

Up next an ancient Hawaiian chant set to music. fyi: If I recall correctly, Connie hails from Hawaii-- pun intended.

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