Master Class Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Sharon Graham?

2. How is the stage set in Act II?

3. Who says, "This is opera, not a voice recital." in Act II?

4. How does Maria feel about Battista?

5. What year did Maria make her debut?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does Maria Callas seem unsuited to teach a master class? In what ways does she bring out the best in the students? Explain your viewpoint using textual examples.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Maria's philosophy about having presence, a signature or a look. What criticism does she have of the other characters' lack of a look?' Can you tell what kind of presence she has? Provide a few examples to explain your viewpoint.

Essay Topic 3

Maria says, " It takes more than a pretty voice to build a career." Analyze the meaning of this statement as it applies to Maria's fame as a opera singer.

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