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Drama vs. Opera

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Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Operanoun

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

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Operanoun

(music) The score for such a work.

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

Operanoun

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

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Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Operanoun

A company dedicated to performing such works.

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Operanoun

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

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

Operanoun

A collection of work; lang=en.

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Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

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.

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Operanoun

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

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

Operanoun

The house where operas are exhibited.

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Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Operanoun

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

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Operanoun

theater where opera is performed

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

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’;

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

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