In this lesson, instructor Cory Hills goes through the development of opera in the Baroque Period. He explains how opera started from monody and became wildly popular in Venice in the 1640s. The lesson then goes on to explain the arias, or diva solo, and how opera spread throughout the rest of Europe.
Came from simple monody or staging a story with song and text
Text is called recitative
Aria: features one singer, usually mezzo soprano, and was over the top virtuosic
Roots in Venice and Italy; spread to France and rest of Europe later in 17th century
Opera houses built, operas composed, and became entertainment for day
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