grand opera | engleski leksikon

1. grand opera


Opera in which all the text is sung. Type of opera without any spoken dialogue (unlike the opéra-comique), as performed at the Paris Opéra in the 1820s to 1880s. Grand operas were extremely long (five acts), and included incidental music and a ballet.
Composers of grand opera include D F E Auber, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Ludovic Halévy; examples include Verdi’s Don Carlos 1867 and Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots 1836.

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