Italian Jacopo Peri also known as Zazzerino was a singer and composer who invented opera in 1597. The first opera was performed in Palazzo Corsi building in Florence, Italy. The work was called “Dafne” and was performed during the carnival. “Dafne” is a Greek drama there Peri tried to restore their tragedies. After few years Claudio Monteverdi had made much more bigger and popular opera such as L’Orfeo in 1607.
Who invented opera