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Analysis the Mulan’s Aria Singing Style of Opera "Mulan Psalms"

Author YangSuJun
Tutor LiYin
School South China University of Technology
Course Musicology
Keywords Mulan Psalm Mulan aria Sing style
CLC J616
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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The opera" Mulan Psalm" is the representative work of famous composer Guan Xia, itcombines the chinese national music materials and western creative techniques in musiccreation,and drawing lessons from the western opera performance, so it is a excellentcombination of Chinese and Western culture. Its theme is based on the" Mulan Ci", thestory is a vivid and touching legend. It tells that Hua Mulan disguised herself as a man,joining the army for her father, to protect our homes and defend our country.It shapes a Greatheroine image.Hua Mulan’s image biulding and the expression of her inner feelings, isinseparable from the the musical design of characters singing by the composer and the actor’ssinging skills. Guan Xia created many aria for the opera, the music with a strong fivepentatonic and traditional opera singing features, so it is decided that the singersshould havea unique style and vocal characteristics on his performence.The author takes the Hua Mulan ’s aria singing style and singing features as theresearch object, starting from the music analysis, combining with the plot and psychologyofcharacters,analyzing the singing skills and vocal characteristics on the aria, in order tofurther explain the characters’ inner emotion and thought connotation, to provide referencebasis for the singer in biulding charator’s image and performance on two drgrees creation.

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