Definition of Light opera

1. Noun. A short amusing opera.

Exact synonyms: Operetta
Generic synonyms: Bouffe, Comic Opera, Opera Bouffe, Opera Comique

Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Opera

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light opera (current term)
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Literary usage of Light opera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"His published works include : 'Famous Actresses of the Day' (1899); 'Celebrated Comedians of light opera and Musical Comedy in America' (1900). ..."

2. The Victor Book of the Opera by Henry William Simon (1915)
"By the Victor light opera Company Gems from " HMS Pinafore," Part II 31782 12-in.. 1.OO "The Gallant Captain of the Pinafore"—"When 1 Wai a Lad"—'/The Merry ..."

3. Folio (1885)
"The composers are of less importance than the librettists in light opera. ... The spoken dialogue really makes the light opera, because it not only produces ..."

4. A Critical History of Opera: Giving an Account of the Rise and Progress of by Arthur Elson (1905)
"THE RISE OF light opera. WHILE the grand opera composers had been employed in furnishing the world with a voluminous series of tragedies, historical or ..."

5. Who's who in Music in California by Willey Francis Gates (1920)
"Has held excellent church positions in Des Moines and Chicago, and appeared in light opera in various parts of the US In concert and oratorio has appeared ..."

6. International Who's who in Music and Musical Gazetteer by César Saerchinger (1918)
"1898, and has since toured Australia and <ew Zealand in light opera. ... subsequently sang leading operatic Germany; in mus. comedy and light opera with ..."

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