Opera buffa

Opera buffa
Opera Op"er*a ([o^]p"[~e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama. [1913 Webster]

2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music. [1913 Webster]

3. The house where operas are exhibited. [1913 Webster]

{Op['e]ra bouffe} [F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It. buffo], {Opera buffa} [It.], light, farcical, burlesque opera.

{Opera box}, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium of an opera house for the use of a small private party.

{Op['e]ra comique} [F.], comic or humorous opera.

{Opera flannel}, a light flannel, highly finished. --Knight.

{Opera girl} or {Opera girls} (Bot.), an East Indian plant ({Mantisia saltatoria}) of the Ginger family, sometimes seen in hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name. Called also {dancing girls}.

{Opera glass}, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.

{Opera hat}, a gentleman's folding hat.

{Opera house}, specifically, a theater devoted to the performance of operas.

{Opera seria} [It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Opera buffa — (dt. komische Oper, musikalische Komödie; auch scherzhafte Oper) ist die komische italienische Oper, im Gegensatz zur ernsten Opera seria. Sie besitzt zwei bis drei Akte und Rezitative zwischen den Musiknummern (im Unterschied zu den gesprochenen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Opera buffa — Buffa Buf fa, n. fem. (Mus.) [It. See {Buffoon}.] The comic actress in an opera. a. Comic, farcical. [1913 Webster] {Aria buffa}, a droll or comic air. {Opera buffa}, a comic opera. See {Opera bouffe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opera buffa — [ō̂′pe rä bo͞of′fä΄] n. [It] OPÉRA BOUFFE …   English World dictionary

  • Opera buffa — Not to be confused with Opéra bouffe. Opera buffa (Italian, plural: opere buffe) is a genre of opera. It was first used as an informal description of Italian comic operas variously classified by their authors as ‘commedia in musica’, ‘commedia… …   Wikipedia

  • opera buffa — /op euhr euh booh feuh, op reuh/; It. /aw pe rddah boohf fah/, pl. opera buffas, operas buffa, It. opere buffe /aw pe rdde boohf fe/. 1. an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs …   Universalium

  • Opera buffa — L opera buffa est un genre d opéra italien traitant d un sujet comique. Sommaire 1 Historique 2 Caractéristiques 3 Œuvres 4 Article connexe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Opera buffa — Ope|ra bụf|fa 〈f.; , Ope|re bụf|fe; Mus.〉 komische Oper; Sy Buffooper [ital.] * * * Ope|ra bụf|fa, die; , …re buffe [ital. opera buffa, zu: opera ↑ (Oper) u. buffo = komisch, vgl. ↑ Buffo]: heiter komische Oper. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • opera buffa — [ˌɒp(ə)rə bu:fə] noun (plural opere buffe ˌɒpere bu:fe) a comic opera, especially in Italian. Origin Ital., from opera opera + buffa jest …   English new terms dictionary

  • opera buffa —    (oh peh rah BOO fah) [Italian] A comic opera of the 18th century, often in two acts. The genre of such works.    an opera buffa by Martìn y Soler, from which Mozart borrowed a theme for a scene in “Don Giovanni” …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Opera seria und Opera buffa: Die italienische Oper —   Um 1750 hatte sich mit Ausnahme von Frankreich in ganz Europa die Opera seria fest etabliert, eine Oper mit »ernstem«, auf Stoffen aus der antiken Geschichte oder Mythologie beruhendem Sujet. Allerdings war der heute verbreitete Terminus »Opera …   Universal-Lexikon

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