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 .


Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and ..... The 14th century in European music history is dominated by the style of the ars .... The Baroque era took place from 1600 to 1750, as the Baroque artistic style ... However, opera did not disappear: during the classical period, several ...


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.


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 ...


Discover librarian-selected research resources on Opera History from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, ... opera, drama set to music.


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 ...


Aug 19, 2011 ... In the 1960s and 70s opera became a very expensive art form to put on, and ... a much more accessible yet dramatically effective musical style. ... Nixon in China ( 1987) demonstrated that opera could deal with recent history ...


Comparing some of music history's greatest masterpieces to a misshapen pearl ... 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 ...


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.