In the context of African practice, masquerade dancers are a feature of religious societies and are identified with different roles. Their performance generally involves aspects of music and theatre as well as rhythmic bodily movement.
Masquerade is a song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera. It is sung at the beginning of the second act where a masquerade ball is held at the Opera House. Several months have passed since the end of the first act and the cast and crew of the Opera House have heard nothing of the Phantom for that period of time, thus assuming that he had left them for good.
Masquerade (Danish: Maskarade) is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen to a Danish libretto by Wilhelm Andersen, based on the comedy by Ludvig Holberg. First performance: Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, 1906.