The research paper "The Role of Opera in Everyday Life" analyzes different aspects of opera, a form of art in which actors, singers, musicians etc perform stage a dramatic work. The paper talks about the purpose of opera in everyday life, what are its main features, and also what feelings it usually awakens in listeners.
The purpose of opera is to reverse the normal happenings of life. In everyday life, the happenings are externalized while the feelings are intrinsic traits. However, opera tried to reverse this process by externalizing the feelings through the use of singing, art, acting etc. in the eighteenth century; the opera was positively accepted and viewed by people belonging to all walks of life. One of the main features of this opera was the demand for lively stage actions depicting and attractive visual effects based on the social and political culture of that time. The opera in the eighteenth century consisted of richly diverse musical as well as theatrical practices and genres. In the nineteenth century, Italian opera gained massive success and the most famous French opera of that time, Carmen was also composed during this century.
The most famous use of opera in the category of television has been in the television show, The Lone Ranger`s theme music and its tune is the overture of Rossini`s opera, William Tell. The simple theme of this tune has become a musical cliché due to its use in a number of rural themes. The TV theme song of the Lone Ranger received more success than