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The popularity of opera in the 18th century led variously to John Gay's prototype
for satirical ballad-opera. The Beggar's Opera (1728), the opera buffa in Italy, and
the opera comique in France. The development of these forms, however, ...
A common way of describing an Opera opera, for example, is to say that it is a
play set to music. In Wagner the music is continuous; in Verdi the music is broken
into songs; in Mozart the songs are separated by recitative, a mixture of speech ...
The Music Center has no resident opera company, and it depended on New York
City, London, Copenhagen, and Moscow for its ballet until 1983, when Robert
Joffrey moved his company from New York City to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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