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.”