Operetta

A short or humorous opera.
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operetta

[n] - a short amusing opera
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Operetta

Op`er·et'ta noun [ Italian , dim. of opera .] (Mus.) A short, light, musical drama.
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operetta

light opera noun a short amusing opera
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Operetta

• (n.) A short, light, musical drama.
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operetta

musical-dramatic production similar in structure to a light opera but characteristically having a romantically sentimental plot interspersed with ... [3 related articles]
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operetta

operetta A theatrical production, usually with a comic theme, similar to opera but with much spoken dialogue and usually some dancing. Gilbert and Sullivan wrote many operettas.
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Operetta

think of Operetta as Light Opera (although Opera Lite is probably going a bit too far toward pejorative). It generally entails comedic subject matter, and spoken dialogue instead of recitative. What primarily distinguishes Operetta from Musical Comedy is Operetta
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Operetta

An operetta is a short, light, musical drama.
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operetta

operetta (opuret'u) , type of light opera with a frivolous, sentimental story, often employing parody and satire and containing both spoken dialogue and much light, pleasant music. In the early 19th-century opéras comiques of Boieldieu, Auber, and Adolphe Adam, there was a growing tendenc...
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operetta

Light form of opera, with music, dance, and spoken dialogue. The story line is romantic and sentimental, often employing farce and parody. Its origins lie in the 19th-century opéra comique and it is intended to amuse. Examples of operetta are Jacques Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers/Orpheus in the Unde...
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Operetta

Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre. ==Operetta in French== === Origins === Operetta grew out of the French opéra comique around the middle of the 19th century, to satisfy a need for short, light works in contrast to...
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Operetta

A short light musical drama.
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operetta

a light opera with spoken dialogue, songs, and dances.
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Operetta

A short light musical drama.
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