Chapter 21 MUSI 2730

At the time Monteverdi wrote the opera The Coronation of Poppea, what type of opera houses were opening in Venice?

Despite being composed in England, Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas has an Italian text.
false, it’s English

Early opera was originally designed to reflect the manner in which seventeenth-century aristocrats sang their conversations to each other on a daily basis.
false, they didn’t aim to depict reality but instead “hyper-reality” by expressing strong emotions through song

Monteverdi was one of the first great composers of opera.

The libretto for Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas, is based on _____.
The Aeneid

The masque was an English entertainment that combined music, poetry, and dance.

The new Italian opera was embraced in all western European countries.

Which musical style best describes the opening line “Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me”?

Which of the following does NOT describe Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas?
Dido and Aeneas live happily ever after

Why does Dido sing a lament at the end of Purcell’s opera?
Aeneas has left her

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