Definition of verismo in English:

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verismo

Pronunciation: /vəˈrizmō/ /ve-/

noun

1Realism in the arts, especially late 19th-century Italian opera.
Example sentences
  • The end of the book includes a short glossary of terms to help readers with certain concepts such as bel canto, leitmotif and verismo.
  • First, most of them reject verismo and melodrama.
  • Roberto Rizzi Brignoli is a pupil of verismo's late master, Gianandrea Gavazzeni.
1.1Verismo as a genre of opera, as composed principally by Puccini, Mascagni, and Leoncavallo.
Example sentences
  • These verismo pieces are more difficult than many people realise.
  • The saving grace to the whole artistic endeavour is that the works are classic verismo operas with sky-high true-life grit.
  • Essentially a lyric soprano with coloratura capabilities, she was at home in both Mozart and Richard Strauss, as well as in bel canto and verismo.

Origin

Italian.

Words that rhyme with verismo

gizmo, gran turismo, machismo
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