MA Chapter 21

A drama that is sung is called
Opera

The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech is called
Recitative

A highly emotional song in an opera is called an
Aria

The orchestral introduction at the beginning of an opera is called
Overture

The text of an opera is called
Libretto

Which of the following composers is regarded as the first master of opera
Purcell d.Puccini

Which cultural center rejected Italian Opera
France

A type of English entertainment combining music,poetry,and dance was called the
Masque

The greatest native born English composer of the Baroque was
Henry Purcell

Which epic poem was the basis for Purcell opera Dido and Aeneas
Virgils Aeneid

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