light opera


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Recent Examples on the Web If there are a dozen salesmen in America's Chevrolet dealerships who understand how to do this, barred rock hens lay dark-green perfume bottles and sing light opera. David E. Davis Jr., Car and Driver, 30 Jan. 2023 Members of the Cleveland Opera Theater return for the fifth year on June 20 with opera and light opera favorites from such composers as Donizetti, Puccini, Straus and Verdi. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 6 May 2020 Lucy Simon’s score swirls light opera with English folk music. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2020 By the late 1980s, Ronstadt had tackled folk, rock, pop, country and even light opera - and the musical style that was calling her next was one that reminded her of home. CNN, 9 Dec. 2019 The cast put forth its best effort to convey what was going on, and mostly succeeded, but the opéra-bouffe itself is not widely known, and by its nature, light opera should be easily understood. Globe Staff,, 17 June 2019 As a grade-schooler Mendez was already performing alongside adult professionals in Los Angeles-area civic light operas. Daryl H. Miller,, 7 June 2018 Pirates of Penzance For those who have dreamed of being part of the merriment of a Gilbert & Sullivan light opera, this semi-immersive staging by the Chicago company The Hypocrites represents the opportunity of a lifetime. Matt Cooper,, 4 Feb. 2018 The program, including musical theater, light opera, classical and Celtic songs from Ireland, features Mairead Healy (soprano) and David Curry (tenor). Linda Mcintosh,, 12 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light opera was in 1813

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“Light opera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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