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Skylight Music Theatre performs Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta as a musical comedy of big band, swing, blues and gospel.
Orlando Light Opera has relocated the famed Merry Widow, one of operetta’s most beloved characters, from a fictional European country to California’s Silicon Valley.
A prolific composer of songs, marches and operettas, Sousa rose to become conductor of the U.S. Marine Band by age 25.
There are waltzes, fox-trots, and tangos, operetta chorales and patriotic marches, even a cowboy ballad.
Lehar’s operetta premiered in 1905 and it is frequently revived and recorded.
The operetta will be sung in English by members of Riuniti Opera, and the Alhambra Orchestra and will be conducted by Daniel Andal.
The Gilbert and Sullivan operetta tells the story of a ship captain’s daughter who falls in love with a lowborn sailor, against her father’s wishes.
The Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta centers around Frederic, a 21-year old man who has been indentured to pirates until his 21st birthday.
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Origin and Etymology of operetta
First Known Use: 1770See Words from the same year
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: a usually short and funny opera that includes dancing
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