an opera having more or less continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles.
an opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are of equal importance and strongly interfused
the genre of such operas
- Music festival
noun an entertainment event featuring a number of musical performers or bands of a certain genre or centered on a theme Examples We loved attending Newport music festivals.
noun 1. an auditorium for concerts and musical entertainments. 2. a vaudeville or variety theater. noun (mainly Brit) 1. 2. a theatre at which such entertainments are staged noun See music theater
- Music history
noun the past events and development of music, esp. as a course of study Examples The class charted the periods of musical history, including composers and instruments.
[myoo-zish-uh n] /myuˈzɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a person who makes a profession, especially as a performer of . 2. any person, whether professional or not, skilled in . /mjuːˈzɪʃən/ noun 1. a person who plays or composes music, esp as a profession n. late 14c., “one skilled in music,” from Old French musicien (14c.), or […]
[myoo-zish-uh n-ship] /myuˈzɪʃ ənˌʃɪp/ noun 1. knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music. /mjuːˈzɪʃənʃɪp/ noun 1. skill or artistry in performing music n. 1828, from musician + -ship.