An air or song; a melody; a tune.
(Ital.) : Composition for solo voice, usually a movement of a larger work ( cantata, oratorio, opera).
A solo vocal piece in an opera or operetta usually of a melodic and reflective nature.
a movement for solo voice and instrumental accompaniment, often a section of a larger work, such as an opera, oratorio, or cantata. In the early seventeenth century the term also was applied to independent pieces for solo voice, generally strophic or set to strophic basses. The term may be applied to instrumental music that has as its main feature a singable melody. [LEB, TMC; GJC
Italian for air, from the 18th century onwards this has had the definite implication of a more or less lengthy and well - developed solo vocal piece. arias used to be classified as
movement from an opera, oratorio, or cantata for solo or duo voices as opposed to full chorus. The melodic, lyrical, and often virtuoso, characteristics of the aria exist in contrast to the recitative.
Movement for solo voice and orchestra or ensemble, separate composition or excerpted from a dramatic work (opera, oratorio, theater music). Arias excerpted from the recording of a complete dramatic work are indexed under the heading for that work
In opera or oratorio, a set piece, usually for a single performer, that expresses a character's emotion about a particular situation.
In opera, a musical work for solo voice that expresses the innermost thoughts and feelings of an operatic character. Arias usually do not drive the action of the drama; rather, they provide moments of reflection for the character, as well as opportunities for lyrical expression in the opera. NEA CD: "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Tatiana Lisnic, soprano
An important component part of opera (along with recitative). During an aria, the story line usually comes to a stop while a soloists sings an emotional song. Arias usually have a steady, regular beat, and are accompanied by the full orchestra. ( Lesson 8, Page 2) HEAR IT
Solo or separate piece in an opera.
A song for one voice which is accompanied by instrumental music.
The "voice of creation", the ether serenade of the crucible.
an accompanied elaborate melody sung (opera) by a single voice
(AH-ree-ah) (Italian) — An musical piece performed by one singer. It is always accompanied by the orchestra, and conveys the emotions of the character. The action usually stops while an aria is sung.
a song for a solo singer and orchestra
A reflective solo (usually sung).
A solo piece written for a main character which focuses on the character's emotion.
an elaborate song for solo voice
a musical arrangement of a melody and one single voice performing
an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas
a passionate operatic song
a special emotional moment in an opera where a singer expresses his or her emotions the only way they can, through song
a self-contained work for voice, usually part of a larger work
In Italian the word "aria" means "air". An aria is a vocal piece/ song, usually in an opera or an oratorio. Throughout musical history, the role and form of the aria developed and changed. In the 17th and 18th centuries, an "aria da capo" was the norm, split into 3 sections with the 3rd section being a repeat (generally varied by ornamentation) of the first section. Often an aria represents a time in the dramatic action when a character pauses to reflect, however this is not always the case.
Italian word for song, mainly used to describe an opera song for a solo voice with orchestral accompaniment
a vocal solo in an opera or an oratorio
Italian word for "air." a song for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment.
piece for accompanied solo voice (or for an instrument treated like a voice).
Song for a solo voice in an opera, an oratorio, or a cantata.
In opera, a song, especially a solo.
usually, a solo vocal work, often elaborate and with instrumental accompaniment. An important component of opera, oratorio, and cantata. Another type of aria in the Baroque was a choral or vocal work, strophic in nature, homophonic in texture, composed on a metrical text (regular accent pattern, same number of syllables per line). The "aria'' from "Komm, Jesu, komm'' is one such aria, scored for chorus.
An elaborate melody sung solo with musical accompaniment, as in an opera.
A song for solo voice, usually found in an opera, oratorio or other large work.
(it.) - A melodic composition like an air, a song or a tune. Originally for a single voice with or without accompaniment. Often also an instrumental piece with a singable melody. [back
A musical work usually found in an opera or oratorio, which generally dwells on a single emotional theme of one of the characters.
A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment, generally expressing intense emotion. Generally found in opera, cantata, and oratorio.
ah-ree-ah] (Italian) "Air." A self-contained, melodic section of a large-scale vocal work ( opera , cantata, or oratorio) sung by a soloist with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment. It is distinct from the more speech-like recitative sections. There are also arias that exist independent of any larger work, and in the Baroque period, some instrumental works were called arias, such as the theme of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
an elaborate solo song with instrumental accompaniment. Characters in operas, oratorios, and cantatas express their feelings in arias.
Song, especially an operatic solo.
A vocal piece for solo singer and orchestra, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio.
ah-ree-ah] A song sung by one person. In Italian, aria means "air," "style," "manner." The aria had a central place in early opera and throughout operatic history, arias have been used to highlight an emotional state of mind and accentuate the main characters.
generally defined, a piece of music (or 'song') for solo voice and orchestral accompaniment appearing in the context of an opera which expresses the innermost thoughts and feelings of an operatic character. Arias usually do not drive the action of the drama but are moments of reflection for the character. They provide an opportunity for lyrical expression in an opera. Depending on the historical period an opera was composed, certain forms and structures were often followed in the composition of an aria.
(AH-ree-yah) A song for solo voice (occasionally two voices) with instrumental accompaniment, from the Italian word for â€œair.â€ An aria generally expresses a state of mind rather than propelling the action forward.
A movement, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio, for a solo singer with instrumental accompaniment.
(It.: "air"). A solo from an opera or oratorio.
AH-ree-ah]: this seemingly exotic word when literally translated simply means "air (!)." An aria is simply a musical number for solo voice and accompaniment. If you have a number for two voices and accompaniment, it's a duetâ€¦three voices, a trioâ€¦four, a quartet, and so on. Opera is famous for allowing numerous voices to express themselves simultaneously, yet distinctly and clearly. There's a famous septet (7 solo voices) in the "Giulietta" act of The Tales of Hoffmann, and of course there's Lucia di Lammermoor's famous sextet (6). Norina (Jennifer Welch-Babidge) informs an infuriated Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo) that she taken the key to his estate. Photo by Brett Coomer/HGO
A composition for solo voice and accompaniment usually within the context of an opera, oratorio or cantata.
A song written for one voice, usually accompanied by an instrument or an orchestra
A song for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment. Arias appear in cantatas, oratorios, and operas beginning in the 17trh century. Usually they emphasize musical expression more than the text. The text is often reflective, rather than descriptive of action. Arias are usually not strophic and they provide lyric interludes that temporarily pull the listener away from the action of the story.
Aria is the fifth album by rock group Asia, released in 1994. It was their second album released after the band's reformation in 1992, with previous members Geoffrey Downes, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe, and with John Payne as the new singer and Al Pitrelli as the second guitarist.