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A number opera (opera a numeri; Nummeroper) is an opera consisting of individual pieces of music ('numbers') which can be easily extracted from the larger work.
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A number opera (opera a numeri; Nummeroper) is an opera consisting of individual pieces of music ('numbers') which can be easily extracted from the larger work.
In traditional number opera, singers employ two styles of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style and self-contained arias.

Arlecchino (opera)

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However, in the 20th century some composers intentionally revived or adapted the number opera format, e. g., Busoni's Arlecchino (1917), Berg's Wozzeck (1925), Hindemith's Cardillac (1926, rev. 1952), and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress (1951).
It is a number opera written in neo-classical style and includes ironic allusions to operatic conventions and situations typical of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Number (music)

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A number opera (opera a numeri; Nummeroper) is an opera consisting of individual pieces of music ('numbers') which can be easily extracted from the larger work.
Number opera

La vida breve

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Claude Debussy played a major role in influencing Falla to transform it from the number opera it was at its Nice premiere to an opera with a more continuous musical texture and more mature orchestration.

Lohengrin (opera)

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This style of composition contrasts with that of the conventional number opera, which is divided into arias, recitatives, and choral sections.

Die Bürgschaft (opera)

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Multiple scholars have noted its departure from the "number opera" formula of works such as The Threepenny Opera and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in exchange for a more continuous sound, as well as a minimizing of satire and irony.

Number (disambiguation)

Number opera, an opera consisting of individual musical numbers

Tartuffe (Mechem)

Tartuffe
A "number opera" with arias, duets, trios and ensembles, Tartuffe is one of the most performed operas by an American composer.

August Klughardt

In his operas, he used Wagner's leitmotif technique, but he held to the older number opera instead of Wagner's through-composed music-drama.

Les Danaïdes

At the same time, Les Danaïdes marked a progression from number opera to the dramatically more consequent through-composed scenic opera.

Aleko (Rachmaninoff)

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Like Rachmaninov's two other operas, Aleko shows Rachmaninov finding his own individual style, independent of the traditional number opera or Wagner's music-dramas.

Glossary of musical terminology

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number opera : An opera consisting of "numbers" (e.g. arias, intermixed with recitative)

The Gambler (Prokofiev)

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As The Gambler is not a number opera, none of the characters has any extended arias; Prokofiev, therefore, gathered the basic materials for the suite by tearing up the score and heaping the pages relating to each character together in piles.

Recitative

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They may be numbered consecutively in the score, and may be interspersed with recitative or spoken dialogue.

Aria

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Musical ensemble

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Duet

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Trio (music)

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Quartet

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Quintet

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Sextet

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Choir

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Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses.

Ballet

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They may also be ballets and instrumental pieces, such as marches, sinfonias, or intermezzi.

Instrumental

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They may also be ballets and instrumental pieces, such as marches, sinfonias, or intermezzi.