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Schwob School of Music
Through modern-day globalization, the cultures of the world are shared on a daily basis and are integrated into the lives of nearly every person. This reality seems to go unnoticed by most, but the fact remains that many individuals and their societies have formed a cultural identity from the combination of many foreign influences. Such a multicultural identity can be seen particularly in music. Composers, artists, and performers alike frequently seek to incorporate separate elements of style in their own identity. One of the earliest examples of this tradition is the German Singspiel. Through the synthesis of foreign and native styles, an amalgam of European opera and culture was realized in the Singspiel.
Bryant, Zachary, "Die Zauberflöte: A European Singspiel" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 116.