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The World's Greatest Music
The first ever operas were written around 1600 by Baroque composers including Monteverdi and Cavalieri, and the genre quickly took off. Early operas used dramatic text and music to express their stories, which were often based on Classical Greek and Roman mythology.
An example of early opera include the 1598 work 'Dafne' by Jacopo Peri. This is the first continuously sung pastoral work, but the music is now lost.
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