to perform

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Hola,
How do you say 'to perform' in Spanish? As in to perform a duet.
Gracias,
Katie

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updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Katie

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I was actually talking specifically about a singer and a piano performing at someone's house.

Two problems.

  1. Pianos don't perform, pianists do.

  2. A singer and a pianist don't constitute a duet. Here is the definition of the word.

1. Music
a. A composition for two voices or two instruments.
b. A group of two singers or two instrumentalists.

Therefore, the English is incorrect to begin with. I think it should be as follows.

She is going to sing, accompanied on piano by xxx.
Va a cantar, acompañada al piano por xxx.

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Gracias, todos! I was actually talking specifically about a singer and a piano performing at someone's house.
-Katie

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Katie
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Hola Daniel, realizar no se puede usar en este contexto.

How about this: "Voy a tocar el piano en la escuela esta noche y interpretaré la Pathetéque Sonata por Beethoven." (where "interpretaré" = "I will perform")

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Daniel
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how about

interpretar a dúo = to perform a duet.

I agree with Quentin, this is the best answer.

También: voy a tocar a dúo

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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We need a little more context. But I will give it a try.

"I will perform at the school tonight." (Voy a realizar en la escuela esta noche.)

Hola Daniel, realizar no se puede usar en este contexto.

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Our dictionary used representar and representación for stage plays

representar
2. To play on the stage, to perform, to act (papel).

Performance
4. Representación teatral.

interpretación is what they use for the Symphony or a Song
So I vote for duy's answer

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Hola,

How do you say 'to perform' in Spanish? As in to perform a duet.

Gracias,

Katie
how about
interpretar a dúo = to perform a duet.

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by duy
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We need a little more context. But I will give it a try.

"I will perform at the school tonight." (Voy a realizar en la escuela esta noche.)
But this is very general. Now if I should say: "I am going to play the piano at the school tonight." (Voy a tocar el piano en la escuela esta noche.) Of course this does not use the word "perform".

Also as already stated "actuar" can translate as "perform".

Give some context or a sentence -- this is fun.

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Daniel
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so that would work for a musical performance'

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Katie
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actuar-to act

updated ABR 14, 2009
posted by Debiera