Abstract


EXAMINATION OF TENOR ARIAS IN THE OPERA WORKS COMPOSED BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

W.A. Mozart is known as one of the important names of classical music and a musical genius who started to compose at the age of 5. Having a highly developed composing talent, Mozart composes numerous works in both instrumental and vocal music. His operas, which he composed with Classical Period style and harmony in Western Classical Music, are still staged with great interest and enthusiasm today. The data of this study has been obtained through literature review based on qualitative research methods. The opera works composed by W. A. Mozart and all the arias in his works close to the opera type have been examined. Since it includes the literature from the 1700s in terms of music history, the data for this research have been obtained from the printed sources and from the websites whose academic sources provide specific information. The purpose of this study is to determine the tenor characters, the language, the type, and the name of the aria, the tonality, the lowest and the highest voice in the works, the year of composition and their transcriptions in all opera and musical works close to the opera genre of W. A. Mozart; and to provide a detailed resource to teachers and students who provide training in voice training and opera singing based on this information. This study, unlike other studies on W.A. Mozart, is important in terms of examining the composer's operas and arias in detail from various perspectives. It has been concluded that; from 1767 until his death in 1791, Mozart composed an average of 1 or 2 operas almost every year, most of these operas are opera buffa and singspiel, 17 of the 53 arias and cavatinas he composed for tenor characters are in Bb tonality, he composed works that can best reflect the vocal abilities of tenor voice performers.



Keywords

Opera, tenor, W.A.Mozart, aria


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