Written by Monteverdi in 1607. Changes Modes from character to character, and there's very distinct text painting at the end of Tu Se Morta.
Dido & Aeneas
Written by Henry Purcell. It's an English opera. Contains expressive ground basse text painting.
George F. Handel
(23 Feb, 1685- 14 April, 1759) Wrote "The Messiah" in 1741. Wrote 40 operas in 30 years. Born into a musically indifferent family.
Oratorio. Only Handel's 6th work in the genre. Written in 24 days. Wasn't originally well-recieved.
Da Capo Aria
An aria in ternary form used in opera and oratorio in the 17th and 18th centuries. The third section is not written out byt the instruction da capo is given instead. the repear of the A section was performed with the solo ornamented.
system of notation and performance practice used in the baroque period, in which an instrumental bass line is written out and one or more players of keyboard, lute, or similar instruments fill in the harmony with appropriate chords or improvised melodic lines
L'Coronation di Poppea
Seneca is the voice of reason. Poppea is trying to manipulate Nero, so she can have power. Written by Monteverdi.