Comic Opera and Its Main Variants

Comic opera originated from a strand of opera that was characterized by short but highly entertaining scenes which in most cases had funny servants. The comic opera tradition remains to this day. During the 16th century, these comical scenes came in between various acts that constituted serious opera. Comic opera existed prior to the 17th […]

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An In Depth Analysis of Various Types of Operas

It is not all operas that have a music setting from the beginning to the end. This basically means that there are many types of operas. The most common type of opera is grand opera. This type of opera is set in music only. The Opera Buffe which is of French origin and its Italian […]

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Mozart and Opera History 2

Mozart’s music style and the late eighteenth century Classical era music are virtually synonymous. The goal of Classical era music was to conform to specific standards and forms, to be succinct, clear, and well balanced, but at the same time, to develop musical ideas to an emotionally satisfying fullness. As a quintessential Classicist, Mozart’s music […]

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