opera seria

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opera seria

(ˈsɪərɪə; Italian ˈopera ˈsɛːrja)
n, pl opere serie (Italian ˈopere ˈsɛːrje)
(Classical Music) a type of opera current in 18th-century Italy based on a serious plot, esp a mythological tale
[from Italian: serious opera]
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