The Story of Opera 1590-1650 Research Paper by hicaliber

The Story of Opera 1590-1650
This paper traces the development of Opera in Renaissance Europe.
# 95278 | 2,433 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper explores and examines the development of Opera during the Renaissance in Europe. The author describes the desire of Renaissance artists to emulate classical Greece and Rome, and how this influenced music of this time. The author discusses several composers and the impact of their works. The evolution of singing style is also addressed. The author concludes by acknowledging the new genre that these musicians created at the end of the Renaissance period.

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