Summary of el nacimiento de la opera - This is Ópera

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This video discusses the history and significance of opera, with a focus on the work of composer Antonio Vivaldi. It showcases how the genre has changed over time, thanks to the use of technology, and features a young musician from Florence, Italy, who shares her experience of composing and performing opera today.

  • 00:00:00 In 1607, Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi wrote his first opera, L'Orfeo, to celebrate the return of the exiled Duke of Mantua to his city of Florence. This video introduces the history and significance of opera, showing examples of Monteverdi's famous works and explaining how opera became a popular form of entertainment. In the 17th century, the Italian opera stage began to move away from the traditional madrigal theater. The next stage in the evolution of opera was the 17th century Italian opera buffa, or comic opera, which featured more slapstick humor and lighter plots. In the 18th century, the Italian opera seria, or serious opera, began to evolve, with more dramatic and complex plots. In the 19th century, opera began to spread throughout Europe and the United States, becoming a popular form of entertainment for both the wealthy and the masses. Thanks to the efforts of great composers such as Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini, opera has continued to be enjoyed by people of all ages.
  • 00:05:00 The video discusses the origins of opera, which was a form of theater and music that existed in Florence in 1500 and is the type of theater and music that comes just after the Gregorian period, but just before the opera genre that also emerged in Florence. The actors on stage would represent the same thing as the singers who were on stage next to them, and that is why you are here today, Professor of A merry group of singers, typically weren't that many, and they would sing one song, usually representing an entire scene from an argument they were performing. What we are trying to do is sing a song you choose, any song from the Madrigal genre, because we don't have any Madrigal songs in Madrid. So, what can we sing to help them represent it on stage? Man, I think Susana can give him a game. We're not going to recreate the Madrigal theater from 1500 with that room, come on up on stage, actors. We're going to sing. Here we go, 321 action. Yes. Yes, it is becoming increasingly beautiful like the ocean Robin Hood and Lucia It is so difficult marvelous this was the essence of the Madrigal theater of 1500
  • 00:10:00 This video explores the origins of opera, and how members of the Florentine Camerata created a revolutionary type of spectacle before opera as we know it was born. Proto-opera, as we call it today, was born in Florence thanks to composer Giovanni Peri and the father of proto-opera, Antonio Peri. Duff Traer's unique and innovative espectáculo único still holds up today, but we can't appreciate its beauty properly because no music survives after it's been performed. However, some of the earliest works of the Florentine Camerata, such as Rodolfo's first opera, La Floridiana, were written and produced. Although it is difficult to say exactly how they sang, we can hear a little of the music in this prelude and tragedy, which are the first two works presented to the public. And, finally, we reach the end of our journey with one of the greatest composers in history, Claudio Monteverdi.
  • 00:15:00 In 1607, Claudio Monteverdi premiered his opera "Orfeo" at the prestigious Palace of Duke Ferdinando in Mantua, Italy. This groundbreaking work is considered the first opera ever written, and it revolutionized the way opera was performed. Today, you can experience its revolutionary music by listening to the first section, "Rosa", of the recording. Monteverdi used a variety of instruments and techniques until this time only used by a few small groups of musicians, including the use of 43 instruments in this one opera alone. This revolutionary music still captivates listeners today.
  • 00:20:00 In this video, the birth of opera is discussed, with particular attention paid to the work of composer Antonio Vivaldi. The history of opera is recounted, with examples of how the genre has changed throughout the years, thanks to the use of technology. Finally, a young musician from Florence, Italy, shares her experience of composing and performing opera today.
  • 00:25:00 The video showcases the birth of opera, discussing the origins of the genre and its development over time.

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