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capella

Drama; Opera

A term that describes singing without accompaniment.

brava!

Drama; Opera

A term used during applause to commend the performance of female performers on stage. Bravo for male performers, Bravi for the entire ensemble or male and female performers together.

semitone

Drama; Opera

A half step or half tone, an interval midway between two whole tones.

set

Drama; Opera

A construction on stage built to suggest place and time in which the singers enact the story of the opera plot.

sharp (

Drama; Opera

Any note a semitone higher than another note..

singspiel

Drama; Opera

“sung play”; A form of German musical drama that used spoken dialogue in addition to musical numbers. Examples of “singspiel” are Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, Von Weber’s Der Freischütz, ...

sonata

Drama; Opera

A musical composition for one instrument or two, usually with two or three movements.

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