A is for aria, A speech sung, not said By someone in love … Or soon to be dead!
An aria is a piece of music usually sung by a main character in an opera. Arias express all sorts of emotions from anger to joy, and also give the singer a chance to show his or her technique. Long ago arias were the equivalent of today’s popular tunes. People would go to one of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas, hear a piece they liked, and sing it on the streets the next day! In fact, Verdi would often keep his arias away from musicians until the last minute so that they wouldn’t be copied and handed out to people before the first performance. Today, we hear opera arias in movies and on TV shows. And businesses from food chains to car dealerships use them for advertising.