Ballad opera
(BAL-led ah-PER-ah)


[Eng.]


English comic opera, usually featuring spoken dialogue alternating with songs set to popular tunes.

See also [Eng.] comic opera; [Eng.] ballad opera; [Fr.] opéra comique (m); [Fr.] opéra bouffe (m); [Ger.] komische Oper (f); [Ger.] heitere Oper (f); [It.] opera comica (f); [It.] opera buffa (f).


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