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Words Related to Music - Opera

Here you will learn some English words related to opera such as "baritone", "interval", and "breeches role".

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opera house
[noun]
a theater designed for performing operas
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opera star
[noun]
a highly skilled and accomplished singer who performs leading roles in operatic productions
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baritone
[noun]
a male singing voice that is classified between bass and tenor, characterized by a lower and richer tone
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bass
[noun]
the lower half of the musical range
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verismo
[noun]
a style of opera or literature portraying realistic and gritty depictions of everyday life
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breeches role
[noun]
a female singer portraying a male character role in opera, typically dressed in male clothing
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tessitura
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the comfortable range of pitches within a piece of music or a vocal part where the performer's voice or instrument sounds natural and resonant
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operetta
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a light-hearted theatrical production blending singing, music, and spoken dialogue, often featuring comedic or romantic themes
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interval
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a short break between different parts of a theatrical or musical performance
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coloratura
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a type of soprano singer known for her ability to perform intricate and embellished vocal passages
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continuo
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a style of musical accompaniment where a keyboard instrument plays a bassline along with improvised chords
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contralto
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a type of classical female singing voice characterized by its low range and rich, resonant quality
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countertenor
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the highest male singing voice, often akin to the alto range for female singers
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diva
[noun]
a renowned female opera singer
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dramma giocoso
[noun]
an Italian operatic genre that combines elements of both drama and comedy, featuring a mix of serious and humorous elements in the plot, music, and overall tone
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libretto
[noun]
the text of a musical play, an opera or other extended vocal works
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mezzo-soprano
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a type of classical female singing voice situated between the soprano and contralto ranges
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opera buffa
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a genre of Italian comic opera known for lighthearted storylines, witty dialogue, and comedic situations, featuring accessible music and often stock characters
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recitative
[noun]
a style of vocal singing in opera and oratorio characterized by a speech-like delivery, used to advance the plot or convey dialogue
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soprano
[noun]
the highest vocal range for a female singer
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tenor
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the highest voice range of an average male singer
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castrato
[noun]
a male singer with a unique voice type resulting from castration before puberty
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act
[noun]
a main part of a play, opera, or ballet
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overture
[noun]
the introductory piece of an opera, ballet, oratorio or any lengthy musical performance
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aria
[noun]
a long, elaborate song that is melodious and is intended for a solo voice, especially in an opera
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alto
[noun]
the lower register of the female voice, known for its warm and rich timbre
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librettist
[noun]
a person who writes the words of a musical play or an opera, known as librettos
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treble
[noun]
the part in harmonic music or the voice with the highest pitch that belongs to a boy or female vocalist
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