opera bouffe

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Synonyms for opera bouffe

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

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Further success for Odell followed in opera bouffe at the Standard and Lyceum where he played a travestie role as the "boisterous and grotesque" Martha to Emily Soldene's Marguerite in H.
Their protracted negotiations with Barnett would be considered opera bouffe had they not led to such deadly results.
Atkinson, who basically does an opera bouffe variation on his Mr.
The high drama that ensued featured a whiff of palace intrigue with a touch of opera bouffe.
Perhaps a new generation of writers of city stories, film scripts and opera bouffe may yet find inspiration in these many pages.
Unlike Cuba, Americans know next to nothing about Korea, and oscillate politically between a right that enjoys linking Pyongyang, Havana and Harvard in the same breath and a left deeply embarrassed by any hint that Kim Jong Il's opera bouffe has anything to do with their agenda.
As Sharp's title indicates, Farnie's particular forte was opera bouffe of which Jacques Offenbach was the principal exponent in France with Farnie as his imitator and sometimes collaborator in England.
Labadie's 2005-06 season, including the rarely seen opera bouffe, L'etoile, was only moderately experimental, but the company was not structured to sustain 1,700-customer evenings in Place des Arts' 2,800-seat Salle Wilfrid Pelletier.
A New York Times headline writer described the Yankees-Mets flareup as ``an opera bouffe.
Like many other nineteenth-century operettas, it was alternatively called an opera, comic opera, opera bouffe, operetta, and light opera.
From the moment the story appeared," writes Fraser, " 'Clear it with Sidney' became the leitmotif of a political opera bouffe conducted by the Republican high command and designed to arouse every nativist, anti-Semitic, anticommunist, and antilabor instinct in the electorate.
L'OPERA FRANCAIS DE NEW YORK CONTINUED to explore Offenbach's opera bouffe with La Belle Helene.
Because the music of Jacques Offenbach has commanded the lion's share of attention given over to the repertory of nineteenth-century operette and opera bouffe, it is easy to lose sight of the contributions of others to the genre--the work of, for example, Charles Lecocq, Edmond Audran, and the subject of Renee Cariven-Galharret and Dominique Ghesquiere's fine biography, Florimond Ronger alias Herve.