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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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About Giuseppe Verdi
The Story of Aida
What's it like to be an Opera Singer?
Famous Instrumental Music from Opera

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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:

More shows about Giuseppe Verdi

About Giuseppe Verdi
The Story of Aida
What's it like to be an Opera Singer?
Famous Instrumental Music from Opera

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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