#WWWOpera Concepts


Opera can be considered a multimedia document created through a complex process involving multiple people and media. Opera arose in the 17th century as a way to synthesize multiple art forms. This work offers a panoramic overview of the historic development of opera, including examples of key works along this trajectory. It closes with some questions about the future of opera.

Recommended Citation

Lund, Niels W. (2017) "Opera as a Multimedia Document," Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 4 : Iss. 1 , Article 19.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35492/docam/4/1/19
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol4/iss1/19

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ToDo: gather details and cover Jean Erdman's Dance she made of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.