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music drama

noun
1.
an opera having more or less continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles.
Compare number opera.
Origin of music drama
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • To support the commission and development of a music drama work.
British Dictionary definitions for music drama

music drama

noun
1.
an opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are of equal importance and strongly interfused
2.
the genre of such operas
Word Origin
C19: translation of German Musikdrama, coined by Wagner to describe his later operas
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