Donation Timeline

  • 1598


    by Jacopo Peri

    This work is widely considered to be the first opera, and established recitatives (text sung according to speech rhythms and predictable patterns) as a central part of the operatic style, having a major influence on every opera produced since.

    Year claimed by Flynn

  • 1599

    No Opera

    Imagine a world without opera. Humans in 1599 were forced to reckon with this reality. Claim this year to show your distaste for such a year!

    Year claimed by Noah