The History of Opera

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Opera has a very unique history dating back to the 1500s. It began during the end of the 1500swhen a Florentine Committee know as the Camerata Fiorentina, made up of scholars, philosophers and amateur musicians, wished to change the state of music. They were upset with the music style back then because the voices of individuals were schronized into one sound. They believed it was a waste to have several people sing if it just appeared as one voice, so they replaced the current music style with music sung by ancient Greeks. The Ancient Greeks used one voice accompanied by a lyre for backup. Because the Florenti

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