Write a review of four musical selections from the opera, La Boheme and the musical, Rent. Name each piece specifically as you are discussing the musical characteristics and description of the different compositions as they are performed. Your narrative of the musical characteristics should come from your knowledge of the elements of music and the use of the Italian terms from expressive element to describe what you hear in each selection. Include your overall impression of the mood or style of the individual composition. Last, discuss how you would prepare your students for this opera, including appropriate audience behavior.
The four songs:
Musettas Waltz instrumental, several instruments highlighted https://youtu.be/KP3lV-YvCYM
Si, Mi chiamano Mimi https://youtu.be/m0nSKRbQ2_g
Che galida manina https://youtu.be/OkHGUaB1Bs8
Seasons of Life https://youtu.be/hj7LRuusFqo