Definition of recitativo in English:


Line breaks: reci¦ta|tivo
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛsɪtəˈtiːvəʊ

noun (plural recitativos)

  • another term for recitative.
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    • Characteristic features of the genre are the rapid-firing recitativo secco accompanying vigorous stage business, and the multi-sectional concerted finale with dramatic surprises.
    • The soprano introduces the first words of the text and the flute takes over in a long, beautiful quasi recitativo above the strings.
    • Conductor Bernard Labadie, the Music and Artistic Director of L' Opéra de Québec led the excellent orchestra, with harpsichord for the recitativo secco, with a sure hand.



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