an extended operatic vocal solo, usually including an aria and a recitative.

Origin of scena

1810–20; < Italian: literally, scene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ne (-ˌneɪ)

a scene in an opera, usually longer than a single aria
a dramatic vocal piece written in operatic style
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