A scene from a modern production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro . Music has long been an important element of stage performances such as operas and plays.
WORDS TO UNDERSTAND
dialogue —conversation between two or more people. grotesque —music that is strange or unnatural sounding to the ear. leitmotif —a theme that repeats throughout a film during certain situations or when certain characters arrive on screen. musical score —a written form of a musical composition, which includes separate parts for each of the different instruments that will play the music. pervasive —spreading throughout a group of people or things. venue —the place where something happens, such as a show or concert.
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