comic opera

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Synonyms for comic opera

opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken

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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.
Alison Stonehouse's "Three Good Girls and the Paris Press: Goldoni's 'Operas' in Paris" and Franco Fido's "I libretto per musica scritti a Parigi" encourage a consideration of the cross-fertilization of influences that contributed to Goldoni's archetypal comic-opera libretto.
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.