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Giuseppe Verdi:

What's an Opera?

An opera is like a play in which the characters sing all their lines. Opera singers do not use microphones -- their voices are trained, and can fill a whole theater with sound without any amplification. All operas have solo singers and an orchestra -- and a lot of operas have a chorus, too. Operas have been written in many different languages, including English.

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This Week's Quiz

Unlike a play, in an opera, the music never stops.

 true

 false

What is the highest natural male voice in opera?

 bass

 tenor

 baritone

What is the highest natural female voice?

 contralto

 mezzo-soprano

 soprano

 alto

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Giuseppe Verdi:

What's an Opera?

An opera is like a play in which the characters sing all their lines. Opera singers do not use microphones -- their voices are trained, and can fill a whole theater with sound without any amplification. All operas have solo singers and an orchestra -- and a lot of operas have a chorus, too. Operas have been written in many different languages, including English.

Music heard in this episode:

Learn more about Giuseppe Verdi

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Unlike a play, in an opera, the music never stops.

 true

 false

What is the highest natural male voice in opera?

 bass

 tenor

 baritone

What is the highest natural female voice?

 contralto

 mezzo-soprano

 soprano

 alto

 

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