Science-fiction opera

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Not to be confused with Space opera.

Science-fiction opera is a subgenre of science fiction. It refers to operas whose subject-matter fits in or near the science fiction genre. It is an inverse of Space Opera, which is set mainly or entirely in outer space. Like science-fiction literature, science-fiction operas may be set in the future and involve intergalactic travel or alien invasion. Other science-fiction operas focus on a dystopian view of the future. Like Lorin Maazel's opera 1984, they may be based on a previously written science fiction book. Science-fiction operas provide opportunities for imaginative costume and scenic design.[citation needed]

Operas that parody well known science fiction tropes also exist, such as Space Opera[1] and Opera Galactica.[2]

List of science-fiction operas[edit]

The following is a partial list of science-fiction operas.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Space Opera, boston.com
  2. ^ "Star Wars turns space opera", BBC News (7 August 2001)