This is opera. Opera is an imaginative, emotional and sensual experience. For sheer emotional impact, there's nothing like a night at the opera.
In late 1500 the Camerata, a group of intellectuals from Florence, seeks to recreate oti is found to be the ideal performance of ancient Greek tragedy, a perfect marriage of words and music. The Peri of Dafne is the first opera. The Montiverdi becomes the first major composer to the opera Orfeo and Coronation Poppea. Baroque operas of the seventeenth century (1600), such as Dido and Aeneas Purcell, Rameau and Lully in France. The early operas tend to relate to historical or mythological subjects, and tend to have a relationship with their heroes, the aristocrats, the Gods and thees. At the beginning of the eighteenth century-the "Seria Opera". (Serious opera) O Handel is the great composer during this period. Same story topics tend to be episodic, shop for the voices. Begins the era of castrato ( male soprano). The stars of the opera are cultural idols. The Gluck begins reforms (1760). He wants to have a familiar relationship between the words and music, and wants the music to express the meanings and emotions of the words. The work of Orpheus and Eurydice is the largest structure The last two decades of the 18th century: Mozart develops the technical characterization of the nature of music-the music is revealed through the words of. The marriage of Figaro illustrates not only the aristocrats, but also presents his servants. The Don Giovanni and the Magic Pipe, as well as Figaro, are some of the greatest operas in the repertoire. In the early 19th century. The golden age of Bel Canto ( "beautiful singing"). A lot of emphasis on technique and agility voice. The Lucia Di Lammermoor in Donizetti, the Norma of Bellini, and various works of Rossini (eg Barber of Seville) remain in standard repertoire. In the late 19th century: two distinct traditions developed, one in Italy, one in Germany. In Italy, throughout the long career of Verdi who departs from the conventions of Bel Canto in a realistic way of psychological representation. In Rigoletto, Traviata, Aida, Otello, and Falstaff is among the masterpieces. In Germany, Wagner developed a theory of music drama (Gesamtkuntzwerk) and again supports the marriage of words and music. The vagkneriani orchestra (which is huge) becomes equal partner in return, and a special type of singer capable of great strength and power is needed. The Wagner is also the technique of a recurrent theme, a musical theme associated with a particular character or idea to mix the instrumental "text." The masterpieces of Wagner include the 4-cycle Rings opera (Reingold, Walkurie, Siegfired, and Gotterdamerung) and Tristan and Isolde, whose harmonic innovations is a precursor to abandon tonikotitas much music in the 20th century. The Wagner has also created a theater in Bayreuth,, where the operas are performed every summer. It was he who said that the theater must be over the odds, and the invisible orchestra. In France, the "great opera" is a modern (very generous production organization over the French audiences demanded a ballet in any opera). The Faust of Gounod opera will be performed in the Metropolitan Opera of New York. 27 operas of Massenet and Bizet Carmen to create a scandal when first performed in opera Comique. Not only has a tragic ending, but also depicts a girl who sells cigarettes as a femme fatale. The project also includes thieves, gypsies, and other characters low substations. In the late 19th century in Italy, developed the verismo ( "realism," the song of life "). These very melodramatic tales of passion, murder and treason employees, mostly, ordinary people. Some good examples include of Leoncavallo I Pagliacci and the Cavalieria Rusticana Mascagni, and many of Puccini (La Bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly). 20th century. Richard Strauss composes many operas. The collaboration with the poet Hugo Von Hoffmanstal is one of the major relationships between composer and limpretista, in the history of opera. The Salomé (based on the work of Oscar Wilde) is sucés de scandale when it premiere in 1912. The Der Rosenkavalier comes standard repertoire. The Pucinni dies before completing the last opera, Turandot. (The student completes the last act.) In the decade of the'20 and early'30, composers experimenting with atonikes operas. The Alban Berg makes a bold and violent musical Wozzeck and Lulu. In early'40, the Benjamin Britten, called the greatest English composer since the days of Purcell, composes the work Peter Grimes. Later composes the Billy Budd and Death in Venice. In the decade of the'50 Stravinsky composes The Rake's Progress (a pastische 19th century libretto of WH Auden). In the decade of the'70s and early'80s, the American composers of the minimalist school writing operas. To the public, am delighted with the work of John Adams, Nixon in China. And Philip Glass has been very successful projects with Einstein on the Beach and The Journey.