Opera Batak Sebagai Sebuah Pertunjukan Drama
Siregar, Ahmad Samin
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This paper begins with discussing about the understanding of drama and its characteristics, followed by discussing about the role of drama in society. Further more, in another part of this paper is also concerning wish the Batak Opera as a kind of drama performance in Batak Toba society.The are many kinds of stories which performed in the Batak Opera such as legend, myth, and many other stories concerning wish the dayly life. Usually, all of those with be performed at night.The Batak Opera performance usually followed by folk song which very popular in Batak Toba society. For instance, some of the texts of Batak Opera such as: “Siboru Tumbaga”, “Si Tionina”, and “Guru Patimpus”, had been performed by Tilhang Gultom. Finally, this paper will be focused on “Si Boru Tumbaga” which performed by the young generation of Batak Toba.