Definition of soubrette in English:
A minor female role in a comedy, typically that of a pert maidservant.
- Swanilda is a soubrette role, but it requires a dancer with the authority of a ballerina.
- For example, we hear how she treats Rosina and Norina as intelligent soubrettes - she squeals and giggles her way through both roles delightfully.
- The soubrette of the piece, Musetta, is supposed to offer comic relief to the central tragic affair.
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