Early Baroque Opera

Jessica Griggs
Mind Map by Jessica Griggs, updated more than 1 year ago
Jessica Griggs
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A mind chart of Early Baroque opera

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Early Baroque Opera
  1. Precursors
    1. Intermedio

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      • musical interludes btw acts of a play
      1. Madrigal

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        • Uses contrasting voice group to suggest dialogue, leads to dialogue in opera setting
        1. Pastoral Drama

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          • A play in verse with music and songs interspersed Leads mythological characters and music and dance in opera 
          1. Greek Tragedy

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            • Choruses Composed for Greek play Commenting on action on Stage Emotional content very important
          2. Florentine Camerata (1570's)
            1. Overview

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              • Informal academy of scholar interested in Greek and Roman arts, music, science, etc....
              1. Opera

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                • Commissioned pieces that they thought were in the style of the Greeks and Romans.  Move toward monody
              2. Montiverdi
                1. L'Orfeo

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                  • 1st good opera
                  1. Characteristics of his operas

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                    • Recitative Church music all male choir drama only through music
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