comic opera

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comic opera

a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations
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William Schwenck Gilbert wrote the words and Arthur Sullivan composed the music for 14 comic operas produced between 1871 and 1896, most of them at the Savoy Theatre in London.
The death of the commissioning impresario delayed an opening night that was spoiled by all sorts of accidents: persistent disruptions by followers of composer Paisiello, who had written another version of ``The Barber'' in 1782, angry opera fans objecting to the intrusion of comic opera, a singer with a bloody nose and an obstinate cat meowing on stage.
Lagerfeld's Emperor suggests a dramatic farce in the spirit of Moliere's plays and Mozart's comic operas.
THE Mikado is one of the most performed comic operas in the world, a massive, enduring hit for both professional and amateur companies.
The deal will see songs from comic operas such as Pirates Of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore receive a "fresh and uplifting" new recording, the label said.
The matinee on October 23will give youngsters a chance to see one of the world's most popular comic operas.
The season will include a collaboration with the Liverpoolbased European Opera Centre on November 22 for two one act comic operas by Offenbach and Wolf-Farrari.
She considers the early and late comedies, historical plays, and comic operas, and Catherine's political viewpoints in them, in addition to her dramatic skill, characters, and humor.
The show, The Sorceror - one of the less well-known of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas - is a late change to what the society had originally planned to do.
WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan wrote fourteen comic operas together between 1871 and 1896 and The Mikado is amongst their best known works.
Gilbert and Sullivan were an unlikely pair, but once brought together, Gilbert, the witty wordsmith, and Sullivan, the artful music maker, produced some of the most enduring comic operas ever - chief among them "The Mikado," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "HMS Pinafore.
The Barber of Seville is the most beloved of comic operas, the prequel to the Marriage of Figaro, which sees the comic servant tricking his master's rival.