Definition of semi-opera in English:
A drama or similar entertainment with a substantial proportion of vocal music in addition to instrumental movements: Purcell’s four highly successful semi-operas
More example sentences
- His Psyche of 1675 is an important forerunner of the semi-operas later taken up by Purcell and others.
- None of these were strictly semi-operas, but the spoken word continued to exert a strong influence.
- After the Restoration the masque transferred to the professional theatre, where its tradition continued in Purcell's semi-operas.
Definition of semi-opera in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan