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The opera is an art that has always provoked strong debates. It is either revered or reviled. Its special nature is multifaceted it nourishes and develops a rich imagination but many question the abilities of the opera.

In this paper we will try to understand what it is about the opera that attracts people to it.
At the end of the sixteenth century in Italy, the intellectual circles wanted to revive the ideals of the Greek tragedy in an art that expressed the theatrical aspect, the aches of the soul of the soul and the inflections of the language. By combining music, poetry, drama and dance a language that gave the most comprehensive account of human nature was created. Thus, the opera has remained inseparable from the desire for total art and "has remained standing, " firmly for nearly four centuries.

As Gautier said, dance and music are the arts that connect the most, to the viewer's emotions, sensations and feelings. While the form of dance directly involves the body, the music is abstract, untouchable and the only art that does not relate to the material world and speaks directly to our souls.

According to Wagner, the true function of poetry is to paint the emotions of the human soul. However just words are not enough to rouse passions in the souls of people. Whereas music has an immediacy and expresses reality, these characteristics can arouse in us, emotions that are most powerful and sometimes very hard to identify. Therefore, a recipe that contains these two arts makes for the best concoction to satisfy the soul.

According to Wagner the role of the opera is to ?express the inexpressible.?

At times, there are scenes where the actor stands motionless and speechless, the continuity of the dramatic action is ensured only by the instrumental music. It is at times like these that one realizes the ability of the opera to express those emotions that are inexpressible by speech or gestures. It was Schoenberg who said "The music says more than words"

Indeed, the dedicated singers of the opera are to be admired as they spend a lot of time perfecting their art and reach vocal ranges that seem inaccessible for a run-of-the-mill singer.

Some operas have more emphasis on the singing than they do on the texts. One of these is the ?bel canto' whose golden age was at the junction of the eighteenth century and nineteenth century and gave rise to ornate songs with plenty of vocalizations.

These vocalizations require years of training and hours and hours of rehearsals.

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