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|See also da capo an elaborate accompanied song for solo voice from a cantata, opera, or oratorio|
|[C18: from Italian: tune, |
A piece of music for one voice (or occasionally two voices) in an opera, oratorio, or cantata. In contrast with recitative singing, arias are melodious; in contrast with ordinary songs, arias are usually elaborate.
Note: Some composers, such as Richard Wagner, have felt that arias interrupt the action of opera too much and hence have written operas without them.
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