- 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.
- A scene in an opera.
- An accompanied dramatic recitative, interspersed with passages of melody, or followed by a full aria.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.