operetta

[ UK /ˌɒpəɹˈɛtɐ/ ]
[ US /ˌɑpɝˈɛtə/ ]
NOUN
  1. a short amusing opera
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How To Use operetta In A Sentence

  • They gave many performances of original arrangements from his operetta material.
  • Mike McGowan and Michele Ragusa wrap their operetta-quality voices around "So in Love" and "Where Is the Life That Late I Led?" to luscious effect, while William Ryall and Gordon Joseph Weiss are scene-stealingly good as the stage-struck gangsters who tap-dance their way through "Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Recipe for a Hit: Just Add Waters
  • However, the chief propagator of the classical operetta was Jacques Offenbach, who began with one-act works before expanding into evening-long scores.
  • He produced not only popular operettas, but incidental music to plays and (according to the custom of the time) interpolations into other operas as well.
  • Opera, operetta, oratorio, and song all are represented, both in English and in the original languages.
  • The operetta is about a girl named Bettina who is sent to take care of the turkeys of an unlucky farmer by the farmer's brother.
  • I'm not sure why the "operetta" appellation has stuck, but to me it seems to be in the same genre as his other works, albeit with some waltzes and a lighter story. La Rondine
  • This concert featured two singers in solos and a few duets from operettas by Austrian and Hungarian composers.
  • His parents were stars of the zarzuela, the Spanish form of operetta, and he began singing minor baritone roles in his parents' company. Times, Sunday Times
  • Franz Lehár's operetta is the perfect titbit for a financial crisis, as it concerns the fiscal anxieties of a small European state whose entire GDP has ended up in a flighty young widow's jewellery drawer. The Merry Widow – review
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