An opera that prevents discrete numbers particularly arias, recitatives, or ensembles, plus which the songs reflects or symbolizes the activity of the crisis.
An opera when the text and action are not interrupted by set arias, duets, etc., the music being determined throughout by dramatic appropriateness; music drama of the personality, generally. It requires the utilization of a kind of melodious declamation, the introduction of leitmotif, great orchestral elaboration, and a fusion of poetry, songs, action, and scene into a natural entire. The expression is applied esp. towards subsequent works of Wagner: “Tristan und Isolde,” “Die Meistersinger,” “Rheingold,” “Walküre,” “Siegfried,” “Götterdämmerung,” and “Parsifal.”
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...