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A typical Baroque oratorio might include all of the following except:

A. Costumes, scenery, and acting
B. da capo arias
C. secco recitatives
D. the telling of a religious story
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Answer is A. Oratorio s like a concert-style performance of an opera. It's opera without the theatrical elements.

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The oratorio is a large scale performance, without costumes, and with a text based on religious themes. Three notable examples are Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Handle's Messiah, and Haydn's Creation.
 
A performance of an opera without sets and costumes is called a "staged" performance.
Or sometimes a "concert" performance.