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European History: 1600s-1800s
What Is Opera?

European History: 1600s-1800s
European History: 1600s-1800s


What Is Opera?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    contralto, diva, libretto, mezzo-sopranos, seria, tenor, watercolour, best-known, happening, popularity, element, production, composer, century, operas, theatre
     content words:    Claudio Monteverdi, San Cassiano, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Magic Flute


What Is Opera?
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: Anonymous watercolor, 19th century: Scene from Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro"
 
2     There are several art forms that combine music and acting - musical theater, musical movies, and music videos. One of the first combinations of music and acting was opera.
 
3     In an opera, a story is told through the words of the singers. It is like a play with the parts sung, rather than spoken, by the actors.

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