opera buffa

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, and ensemble finales.
2. the operatic genre comprising such works.
[1795-1805; < It]

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▪ Italian music
Italian“comic opera”

      genre of comic opera originating in Naples in the mid-18th century. It developed from the intermezzi, or interludes, performed between the acts of serious operas. Opera buffa plots centre on two groups of characters: a comic group of male and female personages and a pair (or more) of lovers. The dialogue is sung. The operatic finale, a long, formally organized conclusion to an opera act, including all principal personages, developed in opera buffa. The earliest opera buffa still regularly performed is Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona (1733; The Maid as Mistress). Opera buffa is distinct from French opéra-bouffe, a general term for any light opera.

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