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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.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 ...

www.britannica.com/art/opera-music

Opera: Opera, a staged drama set to music in its entirety, made up of vocal pieces ... a huge team of artists, artisans, poets, musicians, architects, and technicians ...

www.operaamerica.org/Applications/Notes/glossary.aspx

COLORATURA: Elaborate ornamentation of vocal music written using many fast ... DRESSER: A member of the backstage staff who helps the artists change ...

www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/opra/hd_opra.htm

Music and drama are the fundamental ingredients, as are the arts of staging ... at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, for instance, were devised by the artists ...

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

Jul 7, 2011 ... The promise here was that a leading musical-theater artist might bring ... It's fine to pull in other styles and influences as long you stay rooted in ...

www.allmusic.com/subgenre/opera-ma0000004512

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

www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/arts/music/30tomm.html

Nov 28, 2008 ... Here is one opera lover's attempt to explain bel canto as I understand ... He was referring to the art of singing as it flourished in Italy from the mid-1700s .... Catchy tunes in all styles of music tend to have something in common: ...