The five greatest composers of all time – in this article, I will discuss five of the greatest – opera composers of all time: Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi, and Puccini.
There are many other great composers who have overlooked this article, some contributing even more to the opera genre than some gentlemen did.
Take Monteverdi and Meyerbeer’s contributions to the opera, which a few (a few) can argue with superseded the contributions of some of these gentleman years.
Furthermore, Gluck, Mehul, and Weber all made important contributions to their own opera; Wagner owes a great deal to Weber and Gluck (mainly to Weber) in both orchestras and in developing his opera characters; and, the French language would have been barely important without Mehul’s contribution to French musical theater.
Plus, Donizetti, Bellini, Gounod, and Bizet – the four-opera houses in their own opinion – received an article of their own … However, they all said, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi, and Puccini were the “top five” – the biggest ticket sellers of all time; The cash list of the New York Met and other opera companies resounded when an opera by one of the five gentlemen were performed.
As I mentioned earlier in another article, as great as Mozart, he couldn’t hold a candle to Beethoven in symphonic literature; as much as a great composer like Beethoven was that he could not hold a candle to Mozart in opera literature.
In fact, Beethoven did nothing special for theater. The music for Fidelio is incredible, to say the least, but has less theatrical quality. I will discuss Beethoven’s music later in this article as I explain Wagner’s theories.
Opera composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791
Kierkegaard and a number of other prominent thinkers have placed Mozart’s creation above all others in Western Culture. Say Mozart is one of those very good musicals if there is one.
However, Mozart did not do anything very progressive or out of the ordinary in opera. In fact, others, even Salieri – who could be comically argued, was more advanced than a composer than Mozart.
Why? – Symmetry! – Mozart’s music doesn’t just hint at a bit of a composing/constructive struggle – it’s almost like he thought of the notes once and then started writing them down on paper (which could be explained at how he wrote more than 620 works in a short 35-year period); His music showed qualities that placed him above every other composer before him and ever since – some even claiming he was even more so than Beethoven himself.
Mozart’s Aria (songs from operas) is too remarkable to describe the word. Even so, Mozart’s music is quite simple in structure and form – almost like a child, one could say.
Although Mozart has written 22 operas, only about four are performed regularly: Don Giovanni and Figaro’s Marriage are two of Mozart’s operas that are very popular with audiences; These two Mozart musicals have been considered the pinnacle of Western theater.
In addition, The Magic Flute, although it suffers a poor libretto (opera plot) among other things, contains some of the most beautiful music ever written.
“Italian Mozart,” as he became known, decided to retire from the opera scene in 1829 and did nothing else for the next 40 years – little more – the only work Rossini wrote between 1829 and 1868 was Stabat Mater for the choir and orchestra for which he provided part of the libretto, along with Giovanni Taldolini.
The Pass to Guillaume Tell, known in English as William Tell, the libretto is taken from the Schiller tragedy titled Wilhelm Tell, tells the story of a Swiss gunman and revolution; This opera contains what is arguably the most prominent opera overture ever composed.
Other Rossini complaints have become famous – almost as clichéd! The barber in Seville is called the pinnacle of Opera Buffa, and it’s Rossini’s greatest and most famous opera.
The famous Largo al factotum and Una Voce Poco Fa (cavatina) arias are described verbally; Largo al factotum is the most famous and famous opera (song from an opera), as well as one of the most popular songs, period!