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Opera Basics

Opera is a complicated business: artists, directors, and technicians collaborate closely to bring music and drama to life. Use this section to learn more about the history of opera, who’s who behind the scenes (and in front of them!), and what it’s like to attend the opera. Click on the links on the left to learn about our art forms and the roles involved.

 

Opera Basics text courtesy of San Diego Opera and Elizabeth Otten.