emergence of opera


Opera was born in Italy.It is "grown" from theatrical mystery - the spiritual ideas, which served as the background music, setting off the game actors.In these representations the music sounded from time to time, emphasizing the important dramatic moments.Subsequently, it became more and more important in these mysteries.At some moment during the entire play music sounded without any pauses.The first prototype of the opera is considered to be the spiritual theme of the comedy entitled "Conversion of Saint Paul" written Beverino.In this comedy music sounds from the beginning to the end, but still plays a role of accompaniment.

In the sixteenth century became fashionable pastoral, they attended choral motets or madrigals performance (musical and poetic pieces).At the end of the six
teenth century in the Pastoral appeared solo vocal numbers.It was the beginning of the birth of opera in the traditional form of modern man.This genre was named drama in musica, and the word "opera" appeared only in the first half of the seventeenth century.It should be noted that a number of composers continued to call his works music dramas, even after the emergence and consolidation of the word "opera". There are several types of opera.The main considered to be "grand opera" or lyrical tragedy.It emerged after the French Revolution, and in fact became the main musical direction of the nineteenth century.

history of opera houses


first opera house opened in 1637 in Venice.Opera serves the entertainment of aristocrats and was not available to ordinary people.The first major opera is considered to be "Daphne" Jacopo Peri, which was first performed in 1597.

opera very quickly gained popularity, becoming the favorite form of art.Literary subjects operas make them accessible and understandable view of the musical art, as it is much easier to take than the traditional concerts without a plot. Today for the year is given about twenty thousand opera performances.This means that every day the world turns over fifty operas.

From Italian Opera quickly spread to other European countries.Over the years it has become public, no longer serve only fun aristocrats.The opera houses began to appear "gallery" from which ordinary citizens could listen to the delightful singing.