Opera in Classical Music
When composers began exploring the genre of classical music, one spinoff was the advent of better music for opera. The focus on one melodic line allowed opera composers to enhance the songs and range of emotion expressed in their works. Singers no longer had to compete against orchestras and blend their voice into the music. The orchestra took a back seat during vocal performances and enhanced the singer’s abilities. Orchestral music is not ignored during performances. It is also enhanced by having its own place in the performance with powerful melodies during non-vocal segments. It assists the stage performers in creating a powerful emotional experience.