Opera (Inglis plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form o theatre in that muisic haes a leadin role an the pairts are takken bi sangsters. Such a 'wark' (the leeteral translation o 'opera') is teepically a collaboration atween a componer an a librettist an incorporates a nummer o the performin airts, sic as actin, scenery, costumes an whiles dance or ballet. The performance is teepically gien in an opera hoose, accompanied bi an orchestra or smawer muisical ensemble, that syne the early 19t century haes been led bi a conductor.
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- ↑ Richard Wagner an Arrigo Boito are notable creautors that combined baith roles.