Monday, January 24, 2005


(Italian cobola: �couplet�), originally an operatic aria with a simple, animated rhythm, and later a fast concluding section of an operatic aria, usually at the end of an act. An example of the earlier type is �Le belle immagini� (�The Beautiful Images�) in Gluck's Paride ed Elena (1770). In 19th-century Italian opera, cabaletta may mean either a short aria in quick tempo with repeated sections


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