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What is OPERA music and its origin ?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 02 May '10 03:16 pm
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Opera first began in Florence in Italy - it developed from pageants and musical entertainment performed before the Courts of Europe in the 16th century. An opera is a play set to music - the plots can be serious, romantic or even comic but usually quite irrational. The emotion of the singing in some operas can bring tears to your eyes. Most large european cities have famous opera houses where you can still see opera performed - a wonderful experience.
Answered by Janis, 02 May '10 04:37 pm

 
  
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Why not Copy and paste?
The word "opera" means "work" in Italian (from the plural of Latin opus meaning "work" or "labour") suggesting that it combines the arts of solo and choral singing, declamation, acting and dancing in a staged spectacle. The form arose in Italy from a background of various forms of courtly entertainment, and though the first operas were modestly staged compared to other contemporary forms of sung drama, opera outlasted these, and was to make the transition from the court to the public theatre, having taken on the spectacular stagings typical of the intermedio.

"Dafne" by Jacopo Peri was the earliest composition considered opera, as understood today,[1] although with only five instrumental parts it was much more like a chamber opera than either the preceding intermedi or the operas of Claudio Monteverdi a few years later. It was written around 1597, largely under the inspiration of an elite circle of literate Florentine humanists who gathered as the "Camerata" ...more
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Classical opera of rare beauty or a vintage Broadway musical. In Italian opera, African choir singing, European real world and Danish trash metal !
Answered by Jagdish, 02 May '10 03:37 pm

 
  
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Work in italian
Answered by Shiva, 28 Apr '11 05:22 pm

 
  
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