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Definition of music drama in English:

noun

An opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias: ‘Aida’ is a music drama, not a series of highlights [mass noun]: Wagner represented music drama as a harmonious union of music and poetry
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  • The urge to turn Schubert's Winterreise into a staged music drama is apparently irresistible, considering how many attempts have been made in recent years.
  • It's what transformed the Winterreise of Franz Schubert from a song recital to a true music drama and an avant-gardist spectacle.
  • This summer Radio 3 will also launch Broken And Blue - a national competition inviting writers to create an original music drama for radio.

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