Definition of recitativo in English:

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recitativo

Pronunciation: /ˌrɛsɪtəˈtiːvəʊ/

noun (plural recitativos)

Another term for recitative.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Italian.

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