What is opera?
A major dramatic work for theater which is set completely or mostly to music. It is therefore a union of poetry, drama, music, and stagecraft and performed primarily by singer-actors and instrumentalists. Depending on the work, it may also include corps of singers and dancers.
What are some operatic vocal types as categorized by vocal and character type?
Lyric, dramatic, coloratura, helden, spinto
Drama for musical settings consists of what?
dialogue and soliloquy
What is dialogue and what role does it have in drama?
Dialogue consists of conversations or interactions between two-or-more characters. It is where the dramatic action occurs.
What is soliloquy and what role does it have in drama?
Soliloquy consists of a single character commenting on the current situation. Dramatic action stops during soliloquy.
Who wrote the poetry for La Boheme? The music? When was it premiered?
Giuseppe Giacosa; Giacomo Puccini; 1896
What are Puccini's dates?
32. In what forms did the stories of La bohème appear before and after Puccini's opera?
As magazine stories, a play, and an anthology