Opera seria
solomn opera, stately style, historical figures, mythical subects
opera buffa
comic opera that draws its inspiration from Comedia Dell Arte
recitative  
two different styles. secco- dry with only harpsichord or accompagnato with the whole orchestra
libretto
the book of an opera
Florence Camarata
Created in 1581, the beginning of opera
Euridice
first known opera
Handel
The Messiah, Cleopatra
Gluck
Orfeo e Euridice
Mozart

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Don Giovanni

Marriage of Figaro

(Magic Flute) 

Rossini

Barber of Seville,

Rossini Crescendos

William Tell Overture 

Bellini

Romeo and juliet

La Sonambula

I Puritani 

Donizetti

Elixir of Love

Daughter of the Regiment

Don Pasquale 

Bizet

verismo- realism in Opera

Carmen 

Offenbach
Tales of Hoffman
Berg

Lulu

Wosseck

sprechtstimme- sing/speaking 

Female Voices

coluratura

lyric soprano

spinto

dramatic soprano 

mezzo

contralto

 

Male Voices

countertenor

lyric tenor

Helden Tenor- heroic tenor, Wagner, Verdi 

baritone

bass 

Wagner

Tristan and Isolde

Ring Cycle: The Rhinegold, The Valkerie, Seigfried, Twilight of the Gods

total Art Work- Gesamtkunstwerke 

Verdi

AIDA

La Traviata

Il Trovatore

Macbeth

Don Carlos 

Puccini

Tosca

Madame Butterfly

Il Tritico: Gianni Schicci, Suor Angelica, Il Tabarro 

CavPac

two famous one acts that are paired together

Cavalleria Rustica and Il Pagliacci