The Musical Stage. Chapter 8. Early History of Musical Theater. Musical rituals date back as far as 30,000 B.C.E. Music song and dance combine to create Dionysian festivals in early Greece Elizabethan theater included music Opera was developed in Italy in the late seventeenth century.
Verdi and the Romantic Opera
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4 females, 2 males, 2 guitars and 2 singers