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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • music drama — n. a form of opera, specif. as developed by Richard Wagner, characterized by a continuous flow of orchestral music, with an integrative use of musical themes (leitmotifs), and singing that is free from formal division into arias, recitatives, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • music drama — /ˈmjuzɪk dramə/ (say myoohzik drahmuh) noun 1. that form of opera, as conceived by Richard Wagner, in which the music is used to develop the drama in a symphonic manner, without the use of formal divisions, repeats, etc., and in which themes,… …   Australian English 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

  • music drama — mu′sic dra ma n. mad an opera having largely continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Leinster School of Music & Drama — Infobox University name =Leinster School of Music Drama established =1904 motto = Gan Ceol Gan Tir (Without Music Without Country) city =Dublin country =Ireland address =Griffith Campus South Circular Rd. Dublin 8 telephone =+353 1 415 0410… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama — Infobox University name = Royal Welsh College of Music Drama native name = Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru image size = 250px motto = established = 1949 type = Public staff = patron = HRH The Prince of Wales vice chancellor = students = 645… …   Wikipedia

  • Leinster School of Music & Drama — La Leinster School of Music Drama es una escuela de música perteneciente al Griffith College en la ciudad de Dublín, República de Irlanda.[1] Contenido 1 Historia 2 Ubicación 3 …   Wikipedia Español

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