Number opera

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.wikipedia
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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.

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

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.

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.

March (music)

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

Intermezzo

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

Opera seria

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Opera buffa

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Opéra comique

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Ballad opera

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Singspiel

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Grand opera

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The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.

Niccolò Jommelli

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The replacement of numbers with more continuous music began in operas by Jommelli, Traetta, Gluck, and especially Mozart, whose late operas Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni contain several segments in which different numbers are unified by bridge passages to form a musical whole.

Tommaso Traetta

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The replacement of numbers with more continuous music began in operas by Jommelli, Traetta, Gluck, and especially Mozart, whose late operas Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni contain several segments in which different numbers are unified by bridge passages to form a musical whole.