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Ballet vs. Opera

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Balletnoun

A classical form of dance.

Operanoun

(music) A theatrical work, combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.

Balletnoun

A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.

Operanoun

(music) The score for such a work.

Balletnoun

The company of persons who perform this dance.

Operanoun

A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.

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Balletnoun

(music) A light part song, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance composers.

Operanoun

A company dedicated to performing such works.

Balletnoun

(heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.

Operanoun

(by extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembling an opera.

Balletverb

To perform an action reminiscent of ballet dancing.

Operanoun

A collection of work; lang=en.

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Balletnoun

An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.

Operanoun

A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.

Balletnoun

The company of persons who perform the ballet.

Operanoun

The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.

Balletnoun

A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, - most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers; - also spelled ballett.

Operanoun

The house where operas are exhibited.

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Balletnoun

A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.

Operanoun

a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

Balletnoun

a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers

Operanoun

theater where opera is performed

Balletnoun

music written for a ballet

Opera

Opera is a form of theatre in which music is a fundamental component and dramatic roles are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theatre. Such a (the literal translation of the Italian word ) is typically a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery, costume, and sometimes dance or ballet.

‘work’; ‘opera’;

Ballet

Ballet (French: [balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread and highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary.

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