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comic opera

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Comic opera is drived from short entertaining scenes (typically with funny servants) that were played between the acts of serious opera. These were found in operas before the mid 17th century. The comic opera, or Italian opera buffa, is an outgrowth of these scenes and developed as a completely independent genre. There are several varieties of comic opera: Itailian opera Buffa, French opéra comique, English ballad opera, and German komische Oper or heitere Oper.

See Singspiel.

See Also

[English] ballad opera
[French] opéra comique (m)
[French] opéra bouffe (m)
[German] komische Oper (f)
[German] heitere Oper (f)
[Italian] opera comica
[Italian] opera buffa (f)


Last Updated: 2016-05-21 18:08:11