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 .

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

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.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 online library, including full-text online books, ... opera, drama set to music.

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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 ...

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

Jan 15, 2018 ... Learn more about the types of operas, operatic singing styles, and prominent composers along with a brief history. ... Arts, Music, and Recreation › Music ... 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 sung, ...

www.greensboroopera.org/oft-history.shtml

What is it about the fusion of music, drama, visual arts, and dance that appeals to ... musical dramatist, composed operas in a variety of styles and languages.