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Rock:pop operas ppt

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Rock:pop operas ppt

  1. 1. JACK WATERMAN-ELENA LARKIN- J A K E G O O D L A D … ROCK/POP MUSICALS AND OPERAS
  2. 2. FEATURES OF A ROCK/POP MUSICAL /OPERA a rock/pop opera is a musical theatre piece that contains songs belonging to the rock and pop genre’s. musicals that fall into the category of a rock/pop opera include: jesus christ superstar, spring awakening, bare, 35mm, we will rock you, jersey boys, phantom of the opera, american idiot and many others. rock/pop operas can overlap to other genres. for example book, film extravaganza and burlesque musicals can all share themes of the rock, pop opera genre. vocal style features: rock and pop styles are used in the these musicals. physical manifestations of the rock genre appears in these musicals often in the form of costume. for example in we will rock the characters are seen wearing very punk rock clothing this would be typical of artists of the type of music associated with the musical. features like references to pop culture within the musical’s dialogue for example in we will rock you the characters are named after rock figures. the subject matter of such musicals are often very dramatic, featuring themes of love, religious devotion and obsession
  3. 3. ORIGINS OF THE ROCK/POP MUSICAL /OPERA (WIKIPEDIA) “The rock musical became an important part of the musical theatre scene in the late 1960s with the hit show Hair. Styled "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," the anti-war free-love hippie-themed, nude-scened Hair premiered in 1967 as the first production staged at The Public Theater. It moved to Broadway in October 1968.[1] Your Own Thing also opened in 1968 and featured a gender-switching version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. However, the first musical to hint at what was to come had been the final edition of the Ziegfeld Follies in 1957.[2] This production featured one rock and roll number, "The Juvenile Delinquent". The song was performed by fifty year-old Billy De Wolfe. This was followed by another precursor to the rock musical, Bye Bye Birdie (1960)."[3] Although rock and roll would have to wait for seven more years before returning to Broadway, these early, tentative infusions of rock into musical theatre paved the way for Hair and its progeny.[4]”
  4. 4. CONT INUED Jesus Christ Superstar, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, began as an album musical in 1970. The money made from album sales was used to fund the subsequent stage production in late 1971.[5] This show and some other rock musicals that have no dialogue or are otherwise reminiscent of opera, with dramatic, emotional themes, are sometimes styled "rock operas". The sixties brought with them the rock and roll craze. with different social movements and trends like the hippy movement and Beatlemania. inspired by the music of the time. the theatre industry embraced the movement and advanced along with it in order to supply demand for more psychedelic and rock based entertainment. the artists of the time got with the programme of the popular music scene and created things that reached out to the passions of their generation
  5. 5. EXAMPLES OF ROCK/POP OPERAS awakening: a rock musical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JCoA92y24A superstar: a rock opera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N7lidG6uLg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tvVu0r_PQ&index=3&list=PLAACB872395737496 exhibition using pop music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
  6. 6. ANY QUEST IONS?

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