en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_genres_by_era

This is a list of musical forms and genres organized according to the eras of Classical music. The form of a musical composition refers to the general outline of ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera

Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, ... In traditional number opera, singers employ two styles of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style and self-contained arias. ..... of opera as a Gesamtkunstwerk (a "complete work of art"), a fusion of music, poetry and painting.

www.britannica.com/art/opera-music

Mar 21, 2019 ... Opera: Opera, a staged drama set to music in its entirety, made up of ... to the French princess Christine of Lorraine, a huge team of artists, ...

www.thoughtco.com/types-of-operas-2456510

Jan 20, 2019 ... An opera is generally referred to as "a stage presentation or work that combines music, costumes, and scenery to relay a story. Most operas are ...

www.allmusic.com/style/opera-ma0000004512

Find Opera Albums, Artists and Songs, and Hand-Picked Top Opera Music on AllMusic.

www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/theater/musical-or-opera-the-fine-line-that-divides-them.html

Jul 7, 2011 ... Here's the difference: Both genres seek to combine words and music in dynamic, felicitous and, to invoke that all-purpose term, artistic ways.

sfopera.com/discover-opera/intro-to-opera/a-brief-history-of-opera

In Florence, a small group of artists, statesmen, writers and musicians known as the Florentine ... It's fast, irreverent and funny, but also full of stunning music.

www.baroque.org/baroque/whatis

In modern times, artists frequently earn a living producing exactly the kind of art they are .... Operas typically alternate between recitative, speech-like song that ...

www.musicgenreslist.com/music-opera

The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of opera music , ... Its detractors have viewed it as an artificial and irrational art form that defies ...