- a dramatic section of an opera, for solo singers, that includes a recitative, arioso, and arias
- an accompanied section of a libretto or a specially composed dramatic piece for a solo singer presented in concert
Origin of scenaItalian
- A subdivision or scene of an opera.
- The recitative part of a larger vocal number within an opera.
Origin of scenaItalian, from Latin scaena, stage; see scene.