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Opera

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The group of scholars from Florence, Italy who discussed literature, science and the arts Florentine Camerata
Recitative Speech song, declamatory style over a chordal bass
composer of L'Orfeo of 1607 Claudio Monteverdi
stile concitato fast repeated notes to musically express anger and war
was given exclusive rights to produce all sung drama in France Lully
the preferred dramatic presentation in France until the mid-17th century, made popular by King Louis XIV ballet
French version of opera called Tragedie lyrique
the tempo structure of the French Overture was slow-fast-slow
performing a series of eighth notes with a lilt similiar to dotted rhythms notes inegales
performing a dotted note longer than its notated value and shortening the following note overdotting
brief ornaments to be added to cadences and other important notes agrements
instrumental section of music that separated sections of action in an opera ritornello
opera reform occurred in the middle of this century 18th century
leading composer in opera reform Gluck
aria in ABA form; second A section is usually ornamented Da Capo aria
Italian poet who was the most prolific librettist of opera seria in the 18th century Pietro Metastasio
type of opera is famed for its focus on the solo singer or "diva/divo" Opera Seria
The story line for the first REFORM opera Orfeo
The divos of the mid-18th century operas were these unique men castrati
type of recitative that used basic chords and simple harmonic movement to accompany voice seco recitative
type of recitative that used an active accompaniment that contributed more to the melodic structure of the opera accompanied recitative
Fast repeated notes musically express anger and war stile concitato
Who is the composer that called for less ornaments, less over-singing, and more equality between instruments and the singers? Gluck
This English composer wrote Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell
Florentine Camerata, a group of scholars who discussed literature, science and the arts was led by Count Giovanni Bardi
The Italian form of comic opera Opera Buffa
The French form of comic opera French Opera Comique
The German form of comic opera German Singspiel
He writes Italian Opera for London audiences GF Handel
The first public Opera house - built in 1637 Teatro San Cassiano
Composer who took over as music director of St. Marks Cathedral in Venice after Gabrielli Claudio Monteverdi
Ancient dramatic model that the plot of an Opera was commonly based on Greek Tragedy
The tempo structure of the Italian Overture was fast-slow-fast
This composer was credited with first utilizing fast repeated notes to express anger Claudio Monteverdi
Known as the greatest Castrati of all Farinelli
The type of opera where the plots were often far-fetched depictions of real-life situations Opera Seria
characteristics of reform opera simplicity poetry expresses the drama less ornamentation less focus on the diva/divo
Created by: hcmusicprof