An opera (usually in French) on a light-hearted theme, with spoken dialogue.
More example sentences
- His Prague repertory was almost devoid of Italian opera, but it did include many of the French opéras comiques which he felt set the most fruitful example for German composers.
- Berlioz's only Shakespearian opera as such is Béatrice et Bénédict, a two-act opéra comique based on Much Ado About Nothing, written for the Stadttheater in Baden-Baden.
Definition of opéra comique in:
- The US English dictionary