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Restoration entertainments that combined spoken plays with masque-like episodes employing singing and dancing characters/usually included machines
Operas which were specifically composed to be broadcastThe Red Pen
18th/early 19th century/comic opera, typically in Italian, especially one with characters drawn from everyday life/Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Pergolesi, Logroscino, ScarlattiThe Barber of Seville/The Marriage of Figaro
Opera or other musical work composed of works by different composers who may or may not have been working together/or an adaptation of existing work that is loose or unauthorized
Style of comic opera that developed in Victorian England in late 19th century/named for Theatre/Gilbert & SullivanPatience/Trial by Jury/The Sorcerer/HMS Pinafore/The Pirates of Penzance/The Mikado/The Grand Duke
Form of German light opera, typically with spoken dialogue, popular especially in the late 18th century/MozartDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)/Zaide (unfinished)/Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impressario)
Early 19th-century German opera developed from opéras comiques of the French Revolution/Maria von Weber, WagnerDer Freischütz/Die Feen/Tannhäuser/The Flying Dutchman/
Opera on a serious theme in which entire libretto (including dialogue) is sung/Auber, Rossini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, VerdiLa muette de Portici/Guillaume Tell (William Tell)/Les Huguenots/Jérusalem/La Esmeralda
Theatrical entertainment popular in early 18th-century England/satirical play interspersed w/traditional or operatic songs/John Gay, Bickerstaffe, Sheridan, Weill & BrechtThe Beggar's Opera/Love in a Village/The Duenna/The Threepenny Opera
Late 19th/early 20th century opera movement inspired by literary naturalism & realism/Puccini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Giordano, CileaPagliacci/Tosca
Short opera, usually on a light or humorous theme and typically having spoken dialogue/Offenbach, J Strauss, Lehár, and Gilbert & Sullivan Orphée aux enfers/Die Fledermaus/H.M.S. Pinafore/The Pirates of Penzance/The Mikado
short-lived genre of opera associated with Weimar Germany/incorporated modern technology & frequent allusions to popular music, especially jazz
Italian for Theatrical Action/popular in Italy & southern Europe in late 17-18th centuries/short, few actors, single act or 2 parts, usually no chorus/Mozart, Haydn, Gluck, TraettaIl sogno di Scipione/L'isola disabitata/Orfeo ed Euridice/Armida
Opera, typically one of the 18th century in Italian, on a serious, usually classical or mythological theme/Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Scarlatti, Vinci PorporaOrfeo ed Euridice/Idomeneo/Agrippina/Orlando
Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular song, as well as dance
Late 19th-century French operetta, closely associated with Jacques Offenbach/theatre gave name to form/La belle Hélène/Barbe-bleue (Bluebeard)/La vie parisienne/La Périchole/La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein

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