light opera


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light opera

n.

light opera

n
(Classical Music) another term for operetta

op•er•et•ta

(ˌɒp əˈrɛt ə)

n., pl. -tas.
a short opera usu. of a light and amusing character.
[1760–70; < Italian, diminutive of opera opera1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.light opera - a short amusing opera
bouffe, comic opera, opera bouffe, opera comique - opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
Translations

light opera

noperetta
References in classic literature ?
The marquis said that among light operas his favorite was the Gazza Ladra.
HALIFAX Light Opera Society are taking people on a musical journey around the world.
Following a sparkling reception at 7pm, guests will be treated to a threecourse meal with coffee and then serenaded by stars of Welsh opera as they sing romantic West End hits and light opera.
The event at 3pm on Sunday, November 30, which also features West Kirby Light Opera Society, will raise money for North West Cancer Research (NWCR).
She was a former member of the Worcester Music Festival, Messiah Group, and the Worcester County Light Opera Club.
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This past March by special invitation, Gabriela is hot off her tap heels from performing in New York City with the same opening number from 42nd Street that she will now perform with the Civic Light Opera Association (CLO).
TITANIC - the Musical sets sail in Liverpool next week as members of West Kirby Light Opera Society bring their production of the show to Liverpool Empire theatre.
Sarah and Eddie, who were invited to sing live at the recent Rugby World Cup Final in New Zealand, will sing light opera, songs from the classic musicals and a selection of Samoan and British folk songs.
Those countries also have the two highest-profile acceptors in the Prix de l'Opera, for which Classic winners Light Opera and Finsceal Beo head a potential 12-strong line-up.
The world-renowned tenors - Anthony Kearns, Finbar Wright and new member Karl Scully - will also perform songs from their enormous crowd-pleasing repertoire of Irish classics, popular standards, show tunes and light opera.
The concert will feature a range of music from classical pieces to light opera, spirituals and more modern pieces.