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The story of Baroque opera from 1600
Monteverdi’s pupil Cavalli carried on the operatic tradition, and wrote around 32 operas between 1639-73. He used the recitative to propel the story and made use of a new form of aria, a ‘da capo’ aria in two sections, where the first section is repeated at the end of the song.