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The Arts

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The Arts, including literature, music, visual arts, poetry, and music.
  • "There are two kinds of geniuses, the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘magicians.’"
  • Vincenzo Bellini—the composer of Norma, La Sonnambula, and I Puritani, to name a few of his best-known operas—is famous for the beauty of his melodies, but also for his ability to use melody to define character, express passion, and advance dramatic action.