#WordWednesday: ARIA

Aria PhotoARIA (4 Scrabble points) – Italian- An aria is an operatic solo, accompanied by music. Similar to a monologue in a play or a solo in a musical, an aria is the truest expression of a character’s desires and soul; it’s an outpouring of emotion often occurring when a character is most vulnerable.

Watch Plácido Domingo sing Canio’s aria, “Vesti La Guibba” from Ruggero Lenocavallo’s Pagliacci.

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