Grand opera


A style of opera that was developed in France in the 19th century that involved no spoken dialogue. The grand opera was a Romantic invention, containing huge choruses, serious plots, elaborate dance episodes, ornate costumes, and spectacular scenery.a general, imprecise term used to describe either opera that is all sung with no spoken dialogue, or the spectacular, large-scale type of opera popular in the 19th-century, or "serious" opera as opposed to operetta