Opera buffa
(AH- prah BOO-fah)


[It., comic opera]


The Italian variety of comic opera.

See [Ger.] Singspiel.

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).


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Rossini: The Barber of Seville, "Largo al factotum"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 57

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