- an opera having more or less continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles.
Origin of music drama
Examples from the Web for music drama
Historical Examples of music drama
The influence of Wagner and the music-drama is distinctly to be felt.
Within him the sap of the future music-drama was beginning to rise.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
This is the first milestone on the road from opera to music-drama.
Music-drama in three acts, words and music by Richard Wagner.
Music-drama in a prologue and three acts, words and music by Richard Wagner.
- an opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are of equal importance and strongly interfused
- the genre of such operas