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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 ...
An earlier prophecy than Nietzsche's regarding tragedy and opera was made by
the German poet Friedrich von Schiller in a letter of 1797 to Goethe: I have
always trusted that out of opera, as out of the choruses of the ancient festival of ...
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