opera bouffe

  1. opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
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How To Use opera bouffe In A Sentence

  • But that is your illustration; I would rather say opera bouffe, which is probably the truest copy of Life -- if we were limited to one kind. A Pessimist In Theory and Practice
  • = Pe´richole = (_La_), the heroine of Offenbach’s comic opera (_opera bouffe_) of that name. Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3
  • I know it's disgraceful, but I go to sleep at the opera, and I sit out the _opera bouffé_ to the last minute, and enjoy it. Anna Karenina
  • This really is entering the opera bouffe stage, the final tragic-comic scenes in the drama of the Clinton loss of power. Bill Clinton: Hillary Will Win The Popular Vote In Primary States
  • Their work survives, and when you have assessed the monstrous flattery at its true worth, swept it aside and come down to the real facts of his life, you make the discovery that the proudest title their sycophancy could bestow and his own fatuity accept -- Le Roi Soleil, the Sun-King -- makes him what indeed he is: a king of opera bouffe. The Historical Nights' Entertainment First Series
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