Theatre music ( Music for Theatre )

Inside an opera house
Theatre music

Since the eartist times,music has been a very important part of theatricalperformances.Musicis often added to plays to make them more interting.Sometimes musicians accompany singing and dancing on stage,but music can also be used to emphasize the mood of the play,rather like film or televistion music.

Acting,singing and dancing have always been closely linked.In ancient Greek and Roman times,some actors used to mime the story (act without speaking)while music was played.Later,composers began to write music to go with plays and religous stories.Gradually,two special kinds of theatre music developed.One,Opera,is based on singing.The other,ballet,is based on dancing.

La Scala opera house in Milan


The barber of Sevelle overture by Rossini

Ficelio by Beethovan

Drinking song by Verdi
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