Opera is a form of art in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work. In which country did opera arise?

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Opera is a form of art in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work. In which country did opera arise?

Italy

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Opera is a form of art in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work. The work is a combination of text (in the form of a libretto), singing and instrumental music (a musical score). Opera is a part of Western classical music. As a distinct form of art, opera originated in 16th-century Italy. The first operas were written by Jacopo Peri and Giulio Caccini. Opera spread quickly to the rest of Europe.

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