in the comic opera, the buffo shared his entrance aria with a grimacing mime
Recent Examples on the WebInstead of the buffo landlord Benoit coming for the rent, the four Bohemians impersonate him themselves in a skit that was a little beyond the L.A. cast’s comic skills.
Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2019 Alessandro Corbelli brought seasoned basso-buffo authority to the manipulative Alfonso.
John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, 18 Feb. 2018
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