https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_opera

The art form known as opera originated in Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, ... Peri's works, however, did not arise out of a creative vacuum in the area of sung drama. ... Opera was imported into both countries by the middle of the 17th century, where it fused with the local incipient genres. This led to the ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera

Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, ... Opera originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's mostly .... Opera did not remain confined to court audiences for long. ... great demand throughout Europe as opera seria ruled the stage in every country ...

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-opera-and-when-and-where-did-it-start.html

Apr 25, 2017 ... Operas are dramatic theatrical works incorporating an intricate ... While these changes were occurring in Italy, opera had already spread into other European countries. ... What Is Ballroom Dance, And Where Did It Originate?

https://sfopera.com/discover-opera/intro-to-opera/a-brief-history-of-opera/

Born in Italy more than 400 years ago during the Renaissance, opera—a combination of ... Politics and opera come full circle with one of the most successful and ...

http://www.greensboroopera.org/oft-history.shtml

Where did it all begin? ... The latter two operas premiered in Venice, where the first opera house was built in 1637. ... spells] (1925) places singers in the orchestra pit to vocally depict the items in the child's room as they come to life on stage.

https://www.liveabout.com/where-did-opera-originate-724347

May 23, 2019 ... The origins of opera are not entirely clear. Here's a brief synopsis that will take you through the art form's early timeline.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/early-opera/

The origins of opera, its development from royal entertainments in ... the dance audience was bored by the singing and the drama audience did not come at all.

https://www.quora.com/Where-and-how-did-opera-originate

As I understand it, it came about by accident. A group of intellectuals who gathered in Florence to discuss philosophy and history were ...

http://www.theatrehistory.com/italian/opera.html

An analysis of the forces which lead to the development of opera.

https://www.britannica.com/art/opera-music

May 15, 2019 ... Opera, a staged drama set to music in its entirety, made up of vocal pieces with instrumental accompaniment and usually with orchestral ...