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Opera vs. Oratorio

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Operanoun

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

Oratorionoun

(music) A musical composition, often based on a religious theme; similar to opera but with no costume, scenery or acting.

Operanoun

(music) The score for such a work.

Oratorionoun

A more or less dramatic text or poem, founded on some Scripture nerrative, or great divine event, elaborately set to music, in recitative, arias, grand choruses, etc., to be sung with an orchestral accompaniment, but without action, scenery, or costume, although the oratorio grew out of the Mysteries and the Miracle and Passion plays, which were acted.

Operanoun

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

Oratorionoun

Performance or rendering of such a composition.

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Operanoun

A company dedicated to performing such works.

Oratorionoun

a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

Operanoun

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

Oratorio

An oratorio (Italian pronunciation: [oraˈtɔːrjo]) is a large musical composition for orchestra, choir, and soloists. Like most operas, an oratorio includes the use of a choir, soloists, an instrumental ensemble, various distinguishable characters, and arias.

Operanoun

A collection of work; lang=en.

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.

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Operanoun

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

Operanoun

The house where operas are exhibited.

Operanoun

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

Operanoun

theater where opera is performed

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’;

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