What is the difference between an opera and a musical theater?
Opera and musical theater are much alike except that musical theater generally has much more spoken dialogue than opera does.
soap opera is a show and opera is throw song
To slightly alter what Western ballerina said: musical theater is a story with songs thrown in, where as an opera is a song with a story thrown in. I am a musical theater nerd at an opera nerd school (one of the reasons I am transferring lol). the type of voice used in opera is a very more trained voice. you don't have to have as much vocal training to be in musical theater. To… Read More
In general, opera is entirely sung, while operettas and musicals include spoken dialog.
Usually when someone talks about musical theater they are referring to musicals, such as My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Cats.
an opera is normally full on singing and more of a simple story line a musical is more acting with music and a more complex story line
The main difference is that musicals have spoken dialogue while operas are completely sung.
Please rephrase - the question is unclear. Music is a part of opera. Opera is a stage play in which all the dialogue is sung with musical accompaniment. The difference is that opera needs music but music doesn't need opera.
Unlike musical theater and any other play opera is all singing.
The types of musical theater include comic opera, musical play, musical comedy, music hall among others.
Now there's an interesting question. After a little research, I discovered that a play is basically any dramatic composition meant to be performed in a theater, movie, TV, radio, etc. An Opera is, more specifically, a dramatic composition (a play) where music is used predominantly; they're also usually very elaborate. A musical is a play which, unlike an opera, tends to be very lighthearted and not as sophisticated. Another thing we can add is that… Read More
The musical can be looked upon as a further evolution of opera, operetta etc. Opera [Opera = work]. Opera is a drama to be sung with instrumental accompaniment usually with scenery and in costume. It may include recitative or spoken dialogue, but the essence of opera is that the music is integral and is not incidental as in a 'musical' or play with music. Musical [theatre] is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken… Read More
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Opera has little to no speaking. Most the time, no talking whatsoever, all singing. A play, I assume you mean musical, has much more of a script. The scores' music only interjects throughout the story, instead of carrying it. Musical Theatre requires a major acting background, Opera requires an extensive singing background.
It is NOTHING LIKE SPOKEN THEATER except it tells a story. It is all sung (usually in Spanish, Italian, or French) and is a few hours long in traditional operas. Operettas can be preformed in minutes.
The Opera House is a type of theater, yes.
An opera is a play set to music with props costumes scenery and lighting. It is usually peformed by an orchestra, soloists and chorus, whilst a play is just a drama, a story. A play is an acted out story with spoken scenes. A play with singing scattered between spoken scenes is a musical or operetta. An opera is a play in which all words are sung.
Armenian Opera Theater was created in 1933.
Chicago Opera Theater was created in 1974.
Within this context -- any Verdi opera would be considered a classical opera.
New England Opera Theater ended in 1985.
New England Opera Theater was created in 1945.
when you do opera its with your voice and when you do classical music its with an instrument
Opera Seria is a serious or tragic opera, and Opera Buffa is a comic opera. Other than that there are more differences between operas of different periods than between the serious and the comic operas.
Opera is musical theatre usually using scenery and costumes, while oratorio is strictly a concert piece.
The Victorian era was between 1837 and 1901 when Queen Victoria reigned in Britain. Popular during that time was opera, comic opera, musical burlesque, musical comedy, and brass bands.
Mary Poppins is not an opera, but it is regarded as a Musical, which is much lighter entertainment. It is about a nanny with magical abilities, who helps to restore the relationship between a father and his children, by opening their eyes to the world of imagination.
In some types of opera and operetta, there is spoken dialog between musical numbers to advance the plot. But in "Grand Opera", traditionally every word of what would normally be dialog is sung.
Mainly, an opera always involves singing and acting, a symphony normally does not
It was through the musical innovations of the __________ that opera was born
It's a musical
Lo, as in Lo and behold. Libretto I dont know a shorter word 1 : the text of a work (as an opera) for the musical theater ( From Webster's ) Loo.
The "first" musical is considered to be The Black Crook and it was performed in 1866. This is the first recorded show to conform to the standards we use to define a book musical, where the songs help drive the story, as opposed to Opera, where the songs stop the action to explore the emotion the character is feeling. This is a large generalization.
A musical drama is an opera.
Opera Buffa is a comedic opera. Opera Seria is a serious opera. One is "serious" (seria)or dramatic opera, while the other has "comic" touches (buffa) and is lighter in style.
The Phantom of the Opera was first performed as a musical in the West End in 1986. It then went on to open on Broadway in 1988.
The key difference between the 2 browsers is the engine that they are built upon. Opera 12 uses Opera's own Presto engine, whereas Opera 17 uses the Chromium engine that underlies Google's Chrome Browser. Opera has also declared that they would follow Google when they use the Blink fork of the Webkit engine.
Now days absolutely nothing, in earlier days it represented the kind of opera they specialised in.
Opera is mostly 100% singing and operetta is roughly 70% sung and 30% spoken.
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Phantom is a musical in broadway
No, The Phantom of the Opera is a musical, not actually an opera.
Basically - Grand opera contains no spoken dialogue, every thing is sung; a Light Opera contains both sung and spoken dialogue
The Phantom of the Opera exists in many forms. There is the book, the theater musicals, as well as the movie. The book (titled 'Le Fantôme de l'Opéra'), written by Gaston Leroux, was first published in a French newspaper (Le Gaulois) from September 23, 1909, to Jaunary 8, 1910. A version of the theater musical, by Ken Hill, was produced in 1976. The successful theater musical opened in West End (London) in 1986. It is… Read More
Opera "comique" has spoken lines, not just singing. Second Answer: The only practical difference is that comic opera is usually funny and ends happily. Some operas have spoken dialogue, but it doesn't necessarily make them comic operas. Bizet's opera Carmen was written with spoken dialogue between the musical numbers and was premiered at the Opera Comique in Paris, but it is definitely not a comic opera. In the early 18th century, Italian composers sometimes gave… Read More
No opera is a play done in a classical musical style
If You're wondering about the musical Cats, no it's not an opera....
The opera singing specificity, and the theater is specific about Australia.
Ballet is dancing; opera is singing. Although there are operas that include ballet, no ballets that include operas can be found.
A sitcom is on usually once a week, a soap opera is on usually five or six times a week.