This is an Italian word that means "beautiful song" which was popular during the nineteenth century.
This is embellished pitch and ranges of soprano singing that may fluctuate from sharp trills to moments of fast singing.
This is an Italian word that means "goddess," often used in reference to famous female opera stars.
This is an Italian word tht means "little book"; the script that accompanies musical compositions.
This is an Italian word that means "master", often used in reference to conductors, composers, or directors of music.
This is a French word used to describe an opera that contains songs as well as spoken dialogue.
This is written text that describes the action and advances of the plot; the words are sung to few instrumental accompaniments, but sung in a fast speech pattern or in the pattern of ordinary speech.
This is a term used to refer to music productions that use dialogue and instruments, similar to the opera comique.
This is a wavering or trembling effect produced by a singers voice when sustained over a set period of time.
This is a combination of dialogue, vocal music, and instrumental music, all designed to advance the story line.
This Italian composer wrote "Dafne" and later "Euridice", scripts that used the power of singing voices as well instruments to produce the unique new theater form of opera.
This word has its roots in the Latin language. In Italy, where this musical art form originated, this word literally translates to "work".
Another Italian composer who wrote "Orfeo". This opera is still performed in modern times.
This man brought the art of ballet to the court of King Louis XIV. He also enlivened the dying form of opera in France.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This composer is still considered one of the best opera composers of all time. At age six, he could play three different instruments and wrote his first opera at the age of 13. He wrote more than six hundred compositions.
This man was one of the best known and widely produced composers of his time. His opera compositions include "Macbeth" and "Othello", based on plays written by Shakespeare.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner
This man was a composer, conductor, and writer who concentrated on applying these three areas of expertise into producing grand operas. His opera "Tristin and Isolde" was a love story based on lovers from the fictional works of King Arthur's court.
This was a collection of rock music which was set to a story line and performed in theaters and later produced in films. Some of these were "The Beat Opera," "Hair," and "Jesus Christ Superstar".
This member of the rock group "The Who" officially coined the term "rock opera" with the production of "Tommy" in 1969.
These, also known as vocal cords, are ligaments along either side of the larynx (voice box). This is where the human voice is produced.
the Bernoulli effect
This involves pushing air through the closed vocal cords that open and shut again as air pressure drops. It is through vibration that sound is produced.