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light opera

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Definition of light opera in English:


Another term for operetta.
Example sentences
  • Between 1809 and 1831 Sir Henry Bishop composed at least twenty light operas.
  • ‘Most civic light operas dream of having this much talent in one show,’ he said.
  • Hanmer and Park had adapted many European light operas for Weinbergers and we have performed many of their works.

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