Browsing No. 7 : Ukrainian Humanities Studies in the 21st Century by Subject "Baroque Opera"
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ItemBaroque Opera on the Contemporary Ukrainian Theatre Stage : Ideas and Solutions(2020) Shumilina, Olha; Varakuta, MarynaThe Baroque epoch left a rich and voluminous opera heritage. Opera as a music genre emerged at the turn of the 16th-17th centuries in the Italian city of Florence and in the 17th century developed and spread throughout Italy, ft later appeared in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The trend towards Italian opera and the colossal popularity of this art form required the development of infrastructures to support performances. The capitals of princedoms and large cities were marked by the construction of opera theatres and the invitation of Italian composers, soloists, instrumentalists, choirs, and ballet performers to these cities. Also, the implementation of special machinery, décor, stage costumes, and make up contributed to opera’s popularity. Opera performance was a spectacular event, preparation for which required significant funding by royalty and aristocrats, and performances demanded a high level of preparation.