Grade 9 Music Module: Plot, Musical and Theatrical Elements of an Opera

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

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Many musical forms were born in the Baroque era, like the concerto and sinfonia. Forms such as the sonata, cantata and oratorio flourished. Also, opera was born out of the experimentation of the Florentine Camerata, the creators of monody, who attempted to recreate the theatrical arts of the Ancient Greeks.

Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score Opera is considered to be a complete art that combines literary, visual, music and theatre arts.

In this module, you will learn to understand and appreciate the plot, musical and theatrical elements of an opera.

Learning Competency:

  • Explains the plot, musical and theatrical elements of an opera after video and movie showing.


At the end of this lesson, you as a learner, will be able to:

1. Define the plot, musical and theatrical elements of an opera;

2. Describe the plot, musical, and theatrical elements of an opera, and

3. Relate the plot/story of opera to the contemporary daily life.

Grade 9 Music Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Plot, Musical and Theatrical Elements of an Opera


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