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.

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. ... List of musical genres by era. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to ... Opera buffa · Opera seria · Oratorio · Partita · Passacaglia · Passepied · Prelude ...

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, ...

courses.lumenlearning.com/musicappreciation_with_theory/chapter/overview-of-opera

Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work ... of the nineteenth century saw the high point of the bel canto style, with Rossini, ...

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 ...

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.atlantaopera.org/opera101

Opera has a rich and fascinating history and is also a vibrant art form that is ... Eventually, opera came to reflect the stories and musical styles of each of these ...

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.

www.allmusic.com/style/opera-ma0000004512

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