The new encyclopedia of opera
نویسنده : David Ewen
زبان کتاب: انگلیسی
تعداد صفحه: 756
اندازه کتاب: وزیری گالینگور - سال انتشار: 1971
کمیاب - کیفیت : عالی
مروری بر کتاب
Opera is a form of theater in which the drama is conveyed wholly or predominantly through music and singing. Opera emerged in Italy around the year 1600 and is generally associated with the Western classical music tradition. Opera uses many of the elements of spoken theater such as scenery, costumes, and acting.
Generally, however, opera is distinguished from other dramatic forms by the importance of song and conventions of vocal technique. The singers are accompanied by a musical ensemble ranging from a small instrumental ensemble to a full symphonic orchestra. Opera may also incorporate dance; this was especially true of French opera for much of its history.