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    Opera

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    plays, the actors on stage do not speak their lines they sing them! Opera is the combination of drama and music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery and action, but it is the sum of all these elements, combined with music, which defines the art form called opera. Operatic dramas are usually serious, but there are several comic operas and funny scenes in tragic operas. The music is usually complicated and difficult to sing well. Only

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    the opera

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    Operas as a form of art became popular in society around the mid 17th century. Originating from Italy, people viewed the opera as a combination of poetry, dance and music. At the time, people were quick to be awed by the ability of the opera to combine all three forms of art into one show of theatre. Obviously, the opera was quick to spread and develop in other countries. The one destination the opera soon gained popularity and fame in was no surprise. As Oscar de la Renta once said, “If you want

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    Opera In Italian Opera

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    Opera In Italy: Opera is a musical art from that began in Florence in the late 1500’s. It was based on a number of performance genres such as Greek drama, Monody which are poems that are sung by solo vocalist with a single instrument accompanying them and the last madrigals, this is a cappella singing (music sung with only voices) where there are 3-6 vocalists harmonising. Opera in the 16th Century: This period was where the foundation of opera was developed. Cristofano Malvezzi (1547- 1599) was

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    Peking Opera

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    Peking Opera *Works Cited Not Included Peking opera first started to gain national recognition in the 19th century, as is probably the best-known Chinese traditional music-theater in the West. Though known to the West as Peking opera, it is referred to in China as "jing ju," translated as "capital theater." This musical genre contains such diverse characteristics including virtuosic singing in romantic scenes involving young lovers, stylized battle scenes at land our at seas featuring spectacular

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    The History Of Opera

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    Opera, as we know it today, with its blend of poetry, music drama and elaborate sets, has its roots in ancient Greek theatre. Great drama and tragedies of ancient Greece were punctuated by musical and lyrical interludes. This was the early conception of operatic ideas in using music and song to reflect characters’ emotions in narratives. The humanist movement in fifteenth-century Florence, Italy held works of the classical civilisations in high regard. The inspiration which stemmed from ancient Greece

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    Opera Essay

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    An opera is created with a combination of many different art forms, some such as singing, dancing, and acting. It takes in many forms of art and combines it into one, called an opera. Many people have different opinions of things such as an opera, for me I believe that it is a creative way to express feelings in the matter of art, like how a picture is worth a 1000 words. Opera is like an art where the stage is like a canvas, and as the characters take on their every move it is like a stoke on a

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    Russian Opera

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    Russian Opera The seeds of a distinctively national art music in Russia are usually dated from the first half of the 19th century. The performance of the opera A Life for the Tsar (1836), by Mikhail GLINKA, is usually cited as the turning point for Russian music (Russia's national anthem is taken from this opera). In this historical opera, as well as in his subsequent opera Ruslan and Ludmila (1842), the orchestral fantasy Kamarinskaya (1848), and numerous songs, Glinka successfully fused the

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    defines opera in his text, A Short History of Opera, as “a drama in music: a dramatic action, exhibited on stage with scenery by actors in costume, the words conveyed entirely or for the most part by singing, and the whole sustained and amplified by orchestral music” (4). A literal translation of the word opera is simply work, and although the term opera was not coined until 1634, one of the first known operas was performed in 1597 (Grout 1). Grout explains that there are two types of opera. The first

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    The Beggars' Opera

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    your sorrow, The wretch of to-day, may be happy tomorrow” - The Beggar’s Opera. The Beggars’ Opera is a three act play written in 1728 by John Gay of England. It is one of the most influential productions that has come out of 18th Century England. The play is a perfect example of a ballad opera, a ironic comedy, and satire. It’s elements of music and comedic pantomime makes the piece unique for its time. Today, The Beggars’ Opera is still being performed globally and has helped shape on going theatre

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    Modernist Opera

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    Modernist Opera Modernism, a major artistic movement of the first half of the twentieth century, is traditionally a classification of the visual arts, including such schools as Abstraction, Impressionism, and Expressionism. In architecture, too, was Modernism recognized, in the work of people like Frank Lloyd Wright. Even in literature, with the increasing use of symbolism, Modernism was an influence. Modernists in all of these art forms are consciously engaged in the expansion of the boundaries

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