comic opera


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comic opera

a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations
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Prokofiev also manages to also have splendid attacks on organised religion and capitalism, along the way, in what is rather unusual in comic opera - it is actually funny and makes you laugh
Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts.
To know the turn of events must watch An Old Man Turns Groom , a comic opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.
The four included: the Canadian premieres of Marc Blitzstein's 1930 satirical The Harpies and American composer Steven Serpa's 2010 pastoral opera for countertenor and soprano, Thyrisis and Amaranth; the local premiere of the hilarious 1991 Canadian comic opera, Gisela in her Bathtub, by Neil Weisensel in its Nova Scotian premiere; and Ralph Vaughan Williams's moving 1937 tragedy, Riders to the Sea.
Illyria Theatre Company will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, set aboard a warship.
He will attend a performance of the comic opera The Elixir of Love at Haddo House Hall, Aberdeenshire, on April 13.
of Michigan who specializes in Czech vocal music, provides a performance guide to Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's comic opera, The Bartered Bride.
Seven singers were responsible for a dazzling performance of Rossini's comic opera Barber of Seville, performed in English with total comedy impact.
The final form of Smetana's comic opera The Two Widows, as in the case of The Bartered Bride, was not the direct result of the composer's critical perspective on his own word, but his reaction to responses from the musical public.
THE Queen's composer has vowed to take revenge on the council which has banned his gay wedding - by writing a comic opera about the farce.
Now, this revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance is firing a broadside in the theatre.
If it takes this comic opera to wake us up, it shall have served its purpose.