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Operetta vs. Opera

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Operettanoun

(music) A lighter version of opera with a frivolous story and spoken dialogue.

Operanoun

(music) A theatrical work, combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.

Operettanoun

A short, light, musical drama.

Operanoun

(music) The score for such a work.

Operettanoun

a short amusing opera

Operanoun

A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.

Operetta

Operetta is a form of theatre and a genre of light opera. It includes spoken dialogue, songs, and dances.

Operanoun

A company dedicated to performing such works.

Operanoun

(by extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembling an opera.

Operanoun

A collection of work; lang=en.

Operanoun

A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.

Operanoun

The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.

Operanoun

The house where operas are exhibited.

Operanoun

a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

Operanoun

theater where opera is performed

Opera

Opera is a form of theatre in which music is a fundamental component and dramatic roles are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theatre. Such a (the literal translation of the Italian word ) is typically a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery, costume, and sometimes dance or ballet.

‘work’; ‘opera’;

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