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1. Verism.
2. An artistic movement of the late 1800s, originating in Italy and influential especially in grand opera, marked by the use of rural characters and common, everyday themes often treated in a melodramatic manner.

[Italian; see verism.]


(vɛˈrɪzməʊ; Italian veˈrismo)
(Classical Music) music a school of composition that originated in Italian opera towards the end of the 19th century, drawing its themes from real life and emphasizing naturalistic elements. Its chief exponent was Puccini
[C19: from Italian; see verism]


(vəˈrɪz moʊ, -ˈriz-)

a style of 19th-century Italian opera typically stressing verism of setting and character.
[1905–10; < Italian]

verismo, verism

the artistic use of commonplace, everyday, and contemporary material in opera, especially some 20th-century Italian and French works, as Louise. — verist, n., adj. — veristic, adj.
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As I underlined elsewhere, (14) with such comments Hinkfuss echoes the commonplaces through which German authors, following the example of the veristi, tended to represent Sicily.
Musically, too, it's not hard to detect in the beautifully colored score a kinship to Ravel and Debussy as well as Puccini and the elder veristi.
Agli autori veristi, viceversa, rimane estraneo il concetto di sperimentazione; ma la loro autonomia sul piano dell'inventio e ancora piu ampia che nei francesi, grazie al postulato della <<ricostruzione intellettuale>> a distanza.
Nevertheless, Perella also argues that the relationship between low- and high-brow fiction is very complex, since even works by veristi and scapigliati contain elements that are typical of serialized popular works.
Farnetti M (1990) Racconti fantastici di scrittori veristi.