The Music

It is very easy to meet Italians that love to sing, whether it is while they drive or are cooking or even during their daily activities. Just as dancing embodies a strong Italian tradition, singing does as well. Let’s take a look at the different Italian musical genres, how they were born, and how they are deeply rooted in our culture.

Lyrical Opera began during the 16th and 17th centuries, where it was incorporated to different situations such as in scenic representations, orchestra music, dance choreography, and in canto song. In each story, the scene environment is the foundation, placing the story in a well-organized theatrical scene. Then, the orchestra accompanies the scenography. Combined with the lyrical song, the music recounts the opera story. The singers are dressed in clothing that represents the time period appropriate for the story. Lastly, the choreography corresponds to the music, the lyrics, the time period, and


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