A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.
The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
Italian for work, A shorting of the term 'opera in musica,' it means a dramatic text which is sung by one or more singers to an instrumental accompaniment. It originated in Italy in the last decade of the 16th century with the endeavours of the Florentine Camerta to recreate the conditions of Greek drama.
a staged and acted secular musical drama, accompanied by orchestra, often preceded by an overture. The text is called a libretto. See opera buffa and opera seria
Multi-movement work for soloists, chorus and orchestra or ensemble, with a secular, dramatic text
A theatrical production that is entirely dependent on the use of singing and orchestral music to present and convey a story. In opera, the words or text are sung rather than spoken, and the music highlights, underscores, and supports the story. Topics of operas ranges from folklore, mythology, history, and religion to poems, plays, and novels.
A drama set to music; the dominant form of Western music from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.
A form of theatrical drama which relying heavily upon vocal and instrumental music to portray events and convey the story. Major elements of the dialogue are sung in a distinctive style and are connected by passages in 'recitative' style (ie. melodiously spoken or midway between song and speech), or in prose or verse.
An important genre that combines drama and music. Opera began in the early Baroque period and continues to this day. Great composers of opera include Purcell, Mozart, Wagner, and Berg. See also aria and recitative. ( Lesson 8) HEAR IT
A musical drama. The stories are enacted by costumed singers often with lavish costumes and scenery.
A work of music theatre (music, drama, specatacle) where much or all of the text is sung and music plays a the most significant part. Opera emerged in about 1600 and continues to flourish.
An elaborately staged play which is entirely sung.
a dramatic work set to music in which the actors sing some or all of their parts
(Latin) — A drama that is sung, but is not just a play with music; the orchestra is an equal partner with the singers. Literally, the word opera is the plural of the Latin word opus, which means "work". Like a play, an opera is acted on a stage with costumes, wigs, scenery, etc. Almost all of it is sung, in contrast to an operetta or musical, where a great deal of the text is spoken.
a staged drama sung with orchestral accompaniment
Theatrically staged story set to instrumental and vocal music such that most or all of the acted parts are sung; c1600 to present.
Italian for "the work". A libretto acted and sung by one or more singers to an instrumental accompaniment. In short: words plus music plus staging.
A traditional form of music where the story is told through sung dialogue.
a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
a different animal from a musical
a drama that is set to music and combined with costumes, scenery, lighting, and sometimes even choreography
a dramatic performance set to music, in which words are sung in the form of recitatives, arias, and ensembles, usually accompanied by orchestra and generally performed with sets and costumes
a dramatic work in which the dialogue is sung (usually in its entirety) rather than spoken
a dramma per musica -- it has a story
a multifaceted art form that comprises music and text to move a story or dramatic concept forward
a musical comedy or drama where the actors sing rather than speak their lines
a musical drama or comedy where the actors sing rather then speak their lines
a play that contains music (instrumental and/or vocal) as well as dialogue, and the music is just as important to the piece as is the action and spoken words of the characters
a play where the actors sing the words , instead of speaking them
a theatrical performance in which the actors sing their lines instead of speaking them
A form of music in which an orcherstra plays and singers sing. Operas have a plot and are meant to tell a story. Some are funny, some are tragic. Essentially, they are stories put to music. There is very little, if any, spoken text in an opera.
drama that is primarily sung, accompanied by instruments, and staged theatrically
A stage drama which is mostly or entirely sung, accompanied by an orchestra.
A type of stage performance, usually a drama, in which the dialogue is sung. Classic examples of opera include Giuseppi Verdi's La traviata, Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, and Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Major twentieth-century contributors to the form include Richard Strauss and Alban Berg.
musical stage drama that generally is sung throughout
a dramatic performance presented through music in which all or most of the characters sing the story line
Music drama that is generally sung throughout, combining the resources of vocal and instrumental music with poetry and drama, acting and pantomime, scenery and costumes.
a drama in which most or all the parts are sung to accompaniment (usually orchestral). Operas, unlike oratorios, are staged; i.e. they employ scenery, costumes, acting, and sometimes ballet. Opera is a composite form made up of arias, recitatives, overtures, and other things.
This is the generic term for musical dramatic works in which the actors sing some or all their parts.
A staged musical work in which some or all of the parts are sung. In Italian, the word "opera" means a work which is derived as the plural of the Latin opus. Opera is a union of music, drama and spectacle.
(It., from Lat. Opera, plural of opus, â€˜workâ€(tm)) The most narrow definition of opera is that it is an art form in which a drama is sung rather than spoken. But there are many forms of opera in Western art, and even more forms of sung drama outside of the Western canon, particularly in Asian and Southeast Asian cultures as well as in some Native American cultures.
A musical composition for dramatic stage, typically with at least two acts.
(L.: orig. pl. of opus, "work"). A dramatic work in which the roles are entirely or partially sung.
A theatrical play where all the dialogue is sung by the actors to a musical score. Sub-types of opera include: Opera Buffa, comic Italian operas from the 18th and 19th Centruries such as "The Barber of Seville" and "The Elixir of Love"; Opera Seria, tragic or heroic operas based on mythological, noble, or royal characters such as "Don Giovanni"; and Rock Opera, operas set to a score of hard rock, soft rock, pop ballad, and semi-classical music such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita"
A drama set to music for voices and orchestra and presented with costumes and sets.
A musical play, usually entirely sung, making use of costumes, staging, props, sets, and dramatic elements. Operas usually consist of two types of musical elements, the aria, which primarily expresses a single idea or theme, and the recitative which advances the story.
Drama that is primarily sung, accompanied by instrumental ensemble, and staged.
Large musical work in which drama and music are combined, and performers sing and act.
Opera is a form of theatre in which the drama is conveyed wholly or predominantly through music and singing . Opera emerged in Italy around the year 1600 and is generally associated with the Western classical music tradition. Opera uses many of the elements of spoken theatre such as scenery, costumes, and acting.
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