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opera vocabulary

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The highest male voice
tenor
scenery or backdrops in a play
set
The male voice which is lower than a tenor
baritone
the collection of songs contained in the opera including the music for the singers and orchestra
opera score
the manager of the opera company
impresario
a solo that presents emotions; a showpiece for the singer
aria
the story line of a play
libretto
smaller sections of the opera; like chapters in a book
acts
many people singing together
ensemble
the woman's voice which is lower than a soprano
mezzo-soprano
the lowest female voice
alto
the highest female voice
soprano
The instrumental section in the beginning of the opera that hi-lites the melodies in the opera
overture
A play in which the words are sung, not spoken
opera
The person who writes the music of the play
composer
Four people singing together
quartet
Three people singing together
trio
The lowest male voice
bass
two people singing together
duet
the end; usually a grand scene involving as many members of the cast as possible.
finale

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