Western classical music is an ancient art form that dates back to the time before 500 AD. It has constantly been developed and adapted over the centuries and passed important eras such as the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary. Classical music has been performed in Operas which have popularized music. Operas inadvertently make you think of Italian Operas. Operas originated in Italy around 1600 and are popular even today! Italian Opera plays a very important part in the history of western classical music and the contribution of Italian music composers to this art form is noteworthy. Apart from Operas, other musical forms also influenced the present-day music. The contribution of Italian composers to European classical music, and its development over the years, is immense. Let us look at the most famous Italian classical music composers of all times.
The Opera had its origin in Italy, so it is not surprising that the most famous Opera is located in Italian territory, the place where the best composers and performers are. The Opera is identified by being highly dramatic; it is defined within the musical theater genre, being staged with songs, dances and the majority of the time, with musical instruments by orchestras present at the moment of the performance.