Opera today

In the other European countries, as well as on other continents, the opera developed as a consequence of the “migration” of troops from the countries where the opera was formed as a genre. Composers from all these countries made themselves noticed, whether they dedicated themselves mainly to the opera or the creations from the instrumental or symphonic area prevailed. The movement that took place in the USA after the Second World War is also very interesting; many composers emigrated and continued to work and teach in the adopting country. The most popular names include: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904, Czech Republic) – known for Rusalka, Béla Bartók (1881-1945, Hungary) – who composed the opera Bluebeard’s Castle, George Gershwin (1898-1937, America) – who combined musical comedy with elements of folk, blues and negro spirituals (famous for An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess), Frederick Loewe (1901-1988) – famous for the musical My Fair Lady, Leonard Bernstein (1919-1990, America ) – in whose compositions opera meets the American style of Broadway musical, as in the case of West Side Story or Candide, Philip Glass (born in 1937, America) – renowned for his unconventional style , John Adams (born in 1947 America ), etc.