The orchestra is treated quite otherwise than in the opera seria.
They want to have a German opera seria soon—and they wish me to compose it.
The singers available for opera seria were not by any means of the first rank.
As a rule, it was only performed once; and took the second rank after the opera seria.
We find traces throughout of the opera seria, which Mozart had abandoned long ago, but which he was constrained here to resume.
The growth of the azione sacra kept pace with that of the opera seria.
They were built on the conventional plan of the Italian opera seria of the time.
He leapt into fame with 'Tancredi,' which was produced in 1813 and established his reputation as a composer of opera seria.
AS Rossini found the opera seria of his day too serious, so he found the opera buffa too broadly comic.
Even the independent opera buffa preserved much of this parodying reference to the opera seria.