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Verdi: Aida

What's an Opera?

An opera is like a play in which the characters sing all their lines. Opera singers do not use microphones -- their voices are trained, and can fill a whole theater with sound without any amplification. All operas have solo singers and an orchestra -- and a lot of operas have a chorus, too. Operas have been written in many different languages, including English.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Unlike a play, in an opera, the music never stops.

true

false


2.What is the highest natural male voice in opera?

bass

tenor

baritone


3. What is the highest natural female voice?

contralto

mezzo-soprano

soprano

alto


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