Opera w filmie — opera filmowa
Opera in film — film opera
The author discusses possible relationships between cinema and opera. Both of them belong to the realm of synthetic art Gesamtkunstwerk, which has been evolving since the reforms of Richard Wagner, but nowadays has a completely new status. The author claims that cinema incorporates numerous strategies characteristic of opera. Yet proper film opera does not exist as a separate genre, and cinema only occasionally uses opera’s compositional patterns.