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- n. Plural form of cabaletta.
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The performance was not quite note-complete; Leonora's cabalettas "Di tale amor" and "Tu vedrai" both lost a verse and so did "Di quella pira."
He says that putting the tough cabalettas back in Siege is "rather as if a conductor decided to insert a few arias from Verdi's Ernani into his Falstaff to spruce up the evening."
The time-honored structure consisting of cavatinas, cabalettas, duets (and so on) was still unwaveringly holding sway.