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#WordWednesday: Verismo

Pagliacci Verismo_FINALVERISMO (22 Scrabble points) – Italian – Verismo literally means “realism” or “truth.” It is a genre of opera made famous by Puccini, Mascagni, and Leoncavallo in the late 19th century – think cinema’s Italian neo-realism movement, but for opera.

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Making the Case for Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci: Heartache and Heroics

2005 PAGLIACCI

Pagliacci (2005)

Just how much can one man take? Imagine having to don a clown costume while the woman you love poses as a virgin even while she’s having an affair with a local villager. Or how about using nothing but your wits to save a family from losing its legacy—only to be cast into hell? Where is the gratitude? The understanding? Given the extenuating circumstances, can’t we all learn a little about forgiveness?

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Up Your Word Nerd Game with Opera Terms: #WordWednesday

Share Word Wednesday:  Learn new opera terms for your next Scrabble game!  Opera – the art form – draws from many different languages for its music and its terminology, making the language of opera rich with high scoring words. Because … Continue reading

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