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Opera origins and side lights

Ruth Berges

Opera origins and side lights

by Ruth Berges

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opera.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Ruth Berges.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML1700 .B36 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p., [16] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4539205M
    ISBN 100837196418
    LC Control Number77005501

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The English word opera is an abbreviation of the Italian phrase opera in musica (“work in music”). It denotes a theatrical work consisting of a dramatic text, or libretto (“booklet”), that has been set to music and staged with scenery, costumes, and movement.

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Libretto The "little book" in Italian. The Libretto contains all the words and stage directions for an opera. Mark To sing softly, at less than full voice. During rehearsals singers may mark their parts to avoid straining their voices.

Opera Seria A "serious" opera (the plural is opera serie). A popular genre of opera during the 18th. Italian origins of opera. Peri's works, however, did not arise out of a creative vacuum in the area of sung drama.

An underlying prerequisite for the creation of opera proper was the practice of is the solo singing/setting of a dramatically conceived melody, designed to express the emotional content of the text it carries, which is accompanied by a relatively simple sequence of.

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