Definition of cavatina in English:

cavatina

Line breaks: cava|tina
Pronunciation: /ˌkavəˈtiːnə
 
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noun (plural cavatine /ˌkavəˈtiːneɪ/, cavatinas)

Music
  • 1A short operatic aria in simple style without repeated sections.
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    • Erik is a mere operatic tenor lover, and his cavatinas have tunefulness enough, without a trace of the warmth of melody which characterises Wagner's later works.
    • His bright tenor was untiring in the taxing role, full of Italianate cavatinas.
    • In her cavatina ‘Me voila seule dans la nuit’ she spun the line beautifully.
  • 1.1A piece of lyrical instrumental music similar to a cavatina.
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    • Berg also embeds within the score a number of self-contained closed forms: sonata-allegro, rondo, variation, canzonetta, cavatina, etc.
    • These pieces have both style and substance, epitomised by the brilliant concert variations on a Bellini cavatina, here played by de Beenhouwer.

Origin

early 19th century: from Italian.

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