Opera - which genre?

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There are operas specifically written for television performance, and opera productions (from stage) that are broadcast on TV, or released on DVD/BD. When it comes to genre, are these "music" rather than "musical"? I mean the actors basically sing their lines in opera performance, which would make them more like "musicals".

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Opera Music!
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Music.
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Eboy,

Good question. I'm wondering about that myself.

Example: La Traviata (various TV Movies, search results)

Most of the TV movie versions listed have either one, some or all of the following keywords in the Genre section. 

Music
Musical
Drama
Romance

The term Opera is listed on many, if not all, titles in the Plot Keywords section.

I'm curious what the answer will be.

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Wiki says about musical theatre:

”Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.”

So maybe in ”musicals”, there are (often) dialogue, music and dancing, while in ”opera” there isn’t much dancing or dance choreography.

Some more info:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music...
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The genre definitions include this note

"Also, classical opera, since it is entirely musical, does not apply and should instead be treated as Music."
https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...
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Thanks Peter. That probably is the answer I was looking for.