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opéra comique Line breaks: opéra com|ique
Pronunciation: /ˌɒp(ə)rə kɒˈmiːk/
/ɔpeʀa kɔmik/

Definition of opéra comique in English:

noun

An opera (usually in French) on a light-hearted theme, with spoken dialogue.
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.

Origin

French.

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