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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. ..... Wagner was one of the most revolutionary and controversial composers in musical history .

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 ...

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 Camerata decided to recreate the storytelling of Greek drama ...

www.theopera101.com/operaabc/history

Putting Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century opera in their places! ... It's an art form that has existed for over 400 years and taken on many shapes and forms in ... The first musical theatre work that we might define as an opera today was ... Opera became steadily more international and varied in style, Italian opera ...

www.metmuseum.org/TOAH/HD/opra/hd_opra.htm

Music and drama are the fundamental ingredients, as are the arts of staging ... Throughout its history, opera has reflected trends current in the several arts of .... at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, for instance, were devised by the artists ...

www.musicgenreslist.com/music-opera

The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of opera music ..... The most important thing to remember about the history of opera, as with art ...

www.questia.com/library/music-and-performing-arts/music/music-genres-and-styles/opera/opera-history

Discover librarian-selected research resources on Opera History from the Questia ... Performing Arts » Music » Music Genres and Styles » Opera » Opera History ...

www.ipl.org/div/mushist

As is usual with information on the history of Western music, ... East, establishing Universities, and generally dictating the destiny of music, art, and literature. ... It was during the early part of the seventeenth century that the genre of opera was ...

www.hummingbirdkit.com/sites/default/files/Styles%20of%20Opera%20through%20History.pdf

Wagnerian, operatic sound of their passionate musical scores to sweep you ... Opera is born as Italian philosophers and artists in Florence attempt to revive the.