Opera / Operetta music

Opera is an art form that combines music and text in a theatrical setting. It is one of the main pillars of the Western musical tradition, arising in Italy at the end of the 16th century and soon spreading to the rest of Europe. Being one of the most important musical expressions of the time, it was soon adapted by composers from all regions, which resulted in the development of several styles. Though opera arguably started out as a court practice, it quickly spread to other spheres of popular domain, blending elements of tragedy and comedy. The latter were purged out with the establishment of the so called Opera Seria as the dominant form of opera. However, the excessive musical embellishment and virtuosity that eventually came to characterize Opera Seria led to a subsequent reform by Christoph Willibald Gluck, who advocated that all elements (music, ballet, staging) should be subservient to the overriding drama, and argued for a more austere form of music. One of the defining figures in classical Opera is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed both serious and comic operas, and elevated the art to limits with no precedents. The 19th century saw the rise of several trends (bel canto, verisimo, and several nationalistic styles). Possible the most important contributions to opera were done by Giuseppe Verdi in Italy, and Richard Wagner in Germany, with the latter developing the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk ("complete work of art") which combined music, poetry, theater, and painting, resulting in colossal, philosophically deep works. Wagner redifined the opera as a way of approaching music (and art), and his influence was inescapable. The 20th century was characterized by several forms of experimentation, including but not limited to serialism, minimalism, and experimentation with electronic music.
Prince Igor Alexander Borodin Orchestra Romantic
Carmen Georges Bizet Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Tale of Tsar Saltan Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre), WWV 86B Richard Wagner Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
William Tell Gioachino Antonio Rossini Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
The Barber of Seville Gioachino Antonio Rossini Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
The Magic Flute, K. 620 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Orpheus in the Underworld Jacques Offenbach Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi Piano Romantic
Lakmé Léo Delibes Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Samson and Dalilah, Op. 47 Camille Saint-Saëns Voice(s) and Orchestra Late 19th century
The Fairy Queen, Z.629 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
Idomeneo, K. 366 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Siegfried, WWV 86C Richard Wagner Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Hänsel und Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
The damnation of Faust, Op. 24 Hector Berlioz Piano Romantic
The marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
L'Orfeo, SV 318 Claudio Monteverdi Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Don Giovanni, K. 527 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Популярные композиторы Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Johann Strauss Jr  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Giuseppe Verdi  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  Alexander Borodin  ·  Modest Mussorgsky  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  Léo Delibes  ·  Scott Joplin  ·  Claudio Monteverdi  ·  Jacques Offenbach  ·  Gaetano Donizetti  ·  Anton Rubinstein  ·  Jean Baptiste Lully  ·  Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka  ·  George Whitefield Chadwick  ·  Giacomo Puccini  ·  Vincenzo Bellini  ·  Adolphe Adam  ·  Christoph Willibald Gluck  ·  Peter Cornelius  ·  Giacomo Meyerbeer  ·  Amilcare Ponchielli  ·  Ruggiero Leoncavallo  ·  Engelbert Humperdinck  ·  François Adrien Boieldieu  ·  Otto Nicolai  ·  Friedrich von Flotow  ·  Franz Von Suppé  ·  Franz Schmidt  ·  Richard Tauber  ·  Fromental Halévy  ·  Ferdinand Hérold  ·  Gaspare Spontini  ·  Oskar Nedbal  ·  Jean Paul Egide Martini
Instruments Choir  ·  Choir and Instrument  ·  Choir and Orchestra  ·  N/A  ·  Orchestra  ·  Piano  ·  Voice(s) and Instruments  ·  Voice(s) and Orchestra  ·  Voice(s) and Piano
Periods Baroque  ·  Classical  ·  Early 20th Century  ·  Late 19th century  ·  Romantic