What are the words in an opera called?

LIBRETTO: The text or words of an opera.

What are some parts of an opera?

The Parts of an Opera

  • Orchestra. During an opera performance, the orchestra is in the pit, an area under the stage and below the singers. …
  • Chorus. The chorus can play the role of all sorts of characters but usually represents the people, villagers, and/or soldiers in a story. …
  • Control room. …
  • Logistics.

What is the solo singing part of an opera called?


Aria. A piece for one voice in an opera, ie a song for a solo singer.