Opera buffa

Opera buffa
Opera Op"er*a ([o^]p"[~e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama. [1913 Webster]

2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music. [1913 Webster]

3. The house where operas are exhibited. [1913 Webster]

{Op['e]ra bouffe} [F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It. buffo], {Opera buffa} [It.], light, farcical, burlesque opera.

{Opera box}, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium of an opera house for the use of a small private party.

{Op['e]ra comique} [F.], comic or humorous opera.

{Opera flannel}, a light flannel, highly finished. --Knight.

{Opera girl} or {Opera girls} (Bot.), an East Indian plant ({Mantisia saltatoria}) of the Ginger family, sometimes seen in hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name. Called also {dancing girls}.

{Opera glass}, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.

{Opera hat}, a gentleman's folding hat.

{Opera house}, specifically, a theater devoted to the performance of operas.

{Opera seria} [It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Opera buffa — (dt. komische Oper, musikalische Komödie; auch scherzhafte Oper) ist die komische italienische Oper, im Gegensatz zur ernsten Opera seria. Sie besitzt zwei bis drei Akte und Rezitative zwischen den Musiknummern (im Unterschied zu den gesprochenen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Opera buffa — Buffa Buf fa, n. fem. (Mus.) [It. See {Buffoon}.] The comic actress in an opera. a. Comic, farcical. [1913 Webster] {Aria buffa}, a droll or comic air. {Opera buffa}, a comic opera. See {Opera bouffe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opera buffa — [ō̂′pe rä bo͞of′fä΄] n. [It] OPÉRA BOUFFE …   English World dictionary

  • Opera buffa — Not to be confused with Opéra bouffe. Opera buffa (Italian, plural: opere buffe) is a genre of opera. It was first used as an informal description of Italian comic operas variously classified by their authors as ‘commedia in musica’, ‘commedia… …   Wikipedia

  • opera buffa — /op euhr euh booh feuh, op reuh/; It. /aw pe rddah boohf fah/, pl. opera buffas, operas buffa, It. opere buffe /aw pe rdde boohf fe/. 1. an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs …   Universalium

  • Opera buffa — L opera buffa est un genre d opéra italien traitant d un sujet comique. Sommaire 1 Historique 2 Caractéristiques 3 Œuvres 4 Article connexe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Opera buffa — Ope|ra bụf|fa 〈f.; , Ope|re bụf|fe; Mus.〉 komische Oper; Sy Buffooper [ital.] * * * Ope|ra bụf|fa, die; , …re buffe [ital. opera buffa, zu: opera ↑ (Oper) u. buffo = komisch, vgl. ↑ Buffo]: heiter komische Oper. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • opera buffa — [ˌɒp(ə)rə bu:fə] noun (plural opere buffe ˌɒpere bu:fe) a comic opera, especially in Italian. Origin Ital., from opera opera + buffa jest …   English new terms dictionary

  • opera buffa —    (oh peh rah BOO fah) [Italian] A comic opera of the 18th century, often in two acts. The genre of such works.    an opera buffa by Martìn y Soler, from which Mozart borrowed a theme for a scene in “Don Giovanni” …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Opera buffa — La Opera bufa, también conocida como Commedia per musica (Comedia), o Dramma giocoso per musica (drama jocoso), es una ópera con un tema cómico. Se desarrolló en Nápoles en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII. De allí se difundió hacia Roma y el… …   Wikipedia Español