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Azione teatrale
Italian - 18th century
Small-scale one-act opera or musical play. Early form of chamber opera.
Also referred to as Azione scenica.
A similar genre but on a larger scale is called Festa teatrale, which is sometimes also referred to as Componimento da camera, Componimento dramatico or Componimento pastorale.
Serenata (literally 'evening song') is similar, a short opera performed at court for celebrations. Also used to refer to serenades.
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) IT - 1762 1*
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) 3*
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 3*
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) 1*
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Luigi Nono (1924-1990)