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This video excerpt from Verdi’s Otello includes the very opening of the opera, which presents one of the most famous musical storms in the repertoire. In this music classroom activity, students will use critical listening skills to identify the musical elements that Verdi harnesses to create the sound of a storm. Explore the support materials below for additional background, discussion questions, teaching tips, and student handouts.
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