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Other/Miscellaneous => Ennio Morricone => Topic started by: General Sibley on April 26, 2004, 03:45:05 PM

Title: Leone and Opera
Post by: General Sibley on April 26, 2004, 03:45:05 PM
I'm not a big opera fan, but reviews of the Maestro's work always refer to how operatic his films are.  I'm assuming they are talking about the slow build up of tension and then the big release, which is equivalent of an aria.  Then each player has his own theme music, which I guess is the equivalent of a leitmotiv or something.  The larger than life emotions and big climaxes.  Any of you film students gone down this path?   Morricone had some classical training I imagine, are any particular composers like Verdi  obvious influences on his style? :-\
Title: Re: Leone and Opera
Post by: Jill on April 22, 2020, 05:38:21 PM
Well, I'm a huge Verdi fan, and I can definitely see his influence on Morricone (as well as Puccini with his love for nusual instruments and noises embedded into the music).

I wonder if the Maestro ever composed opera? I feel like nowadays the people who could and should be doing opera mostly write soundtracks, and the people who write opera are afraid of melody. The last "modern" composer I enjoy is Britten - he did experiment with atonality here and there but most of his music is very approachable.
Title: Re: Leone and Opera
Post by: Novecento on April 24, 2020, 09:03:13 PM
Maybe that would be more a Luchino Visconti kind of thing