comic opera


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comic opera

a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations
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This opera established Donizetti as composer of comic opera since he managed to introduce the emotional element into this genre.
Nick Bacon, The Marriage of Figaro director, said: "It is widely regarded as the greatest comic opera of them all.
PERFORMERS opened their production of a famous Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera at St George's Hall, right.
Swa UK pes Swansea City opera is known across the for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception.
Special Collections of the Claremont Colleges Library (Claremont, CA) has acquired an important copy of the piano-vocal score of Ferruccio Busoni's first comic opera, Die Brautwahl, in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth in 1866.
First performed in 1877, the comic opera pokes fun at working class sobriety and dozy curates and can be seen in the Church Hall, Meltham, from Tuesday to Saturday, November 22 to 26.
The names alone raise a smile - and their comic opera antics have been delighting audiences for 130 years.
Following this is a comic opera, a show and another concert before the holy month of Ramadan begins."
With a capacity of 2,600 seated and up to 700 standing, it opened on December 7, 1903, with a performance of popular comic opera My Lady Mollie.
JUNCTION CITY - Cascadia Concert Opera's last performance for 2015 will be "La Serva Padrona," an Italian comic opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - but sung in English.
After the Carnival performances in Lisbon in 1774 Sestini decided to join the King's Theatre in London as their prima buffa, or first woman in the comic opera. It cannot have been easy at first for the Stocquelers knew no English, he had no work to go to, and Roman Catholics were not welcome in London.