Music drama
Music drama Mu"sic dra`ma An opera in which the text and action are not interrupted by set arias, duets, etc., the music being determined throughout by dramatic appropriateness; musical drama of this character, in general. It involves the use of a kind of melodious declamation, the development of leitmotif, great orchestral elaboration, and a fusion of poetry, music, action, and scene into an organic whole. The term is applied esp. to the later works of Wagner: ``Tristan und Isolde,'' ``Die Meistersinger,'' ``Rheingold,'' ``Walk["u]re,'' ``Siegfried,'' ``G["o]tterd["a]mmerung,'' and ``Parsifal.'' [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • music drama — an opera having more or less continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles. Cf. number opera. [1875 80] * * * ▪ music theatre concept       type of serious musical theatre, first advanced by Richard Wagner… …   Universalium

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  • music drama — noun Date: 1877 an opera in which the action is not interrupted by formal song divisions (as recitatives or arias) and the music is determined solely by dramatic appropriateness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • music drama — noun : an opera in which the action is not interrupted by formal song divisions (as recitatives or arias) and the music is determined solely by dramatic appropriateness compare leitmotiv …   Useful english dictionary

  • music drama — noun an opera governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by having a series of formal arias …   English new terms dictionary

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