An oratorio (Italian pronunciation: [oraˈtɔːrjo]) is a lairge muisical composeetion for orchestra, choir, an soloists. Lik an opera, an oratorio includes the uise o a choir, soloists, an ensemble, various distinguishable chairacters, an arias. Houiver, opera is muisical theatre, while oratorio is strictly a concert piece – tho oratorios are whiles staged as operas, an operas are whiles presentit in concert form.
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- Oxford English Dictionary: "A large-scale, usually narrative musical work for orchestra and voices, typically on a saucrit theme and performed with little or no costume, scenery, or action."