comic opera

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comic opera

a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations
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At the same time, the Pathet Lao, a communist-controlled insurgency supported by the North Vietnamese, was attempting to overthrow the country's comic-opera oligarchy.
Some consider aspects of genre, using Goldoni's comic-opera librettos as the centerpiece of their discussion.
His portrayal of the comic-opera coup of August 1991 that brought the fleshless Soviet skeleton crashing down into a pile of bones is nothing short of splendid.