music drama

Compare number opera.

Origin of music drama

First recorded in 1875–80
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music drama

noun
  1. an opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are of equal importance and strongly interfused
  2. the genre of such operas

Word Origin for music drama

C19: translation of German Musikdrama, coined by Wagner to describe his later operas
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