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A drama set to music, usually sung throughout, originating in 17th century Italy. Opera is a combination of music, drama, scenery, costumes, dance, etc., to create a complete art form.

See Also

[English] opera-ballet
[English] rescue opera
[English] ballad opera
[English] grand opera
[English] comic opera
[English] lyric opera
[French] opéra bouffe (m)
[French] opéra comique (m)
[Italian] opera seria
[Italian] opera comica
[Italian] opera buffa (f)


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