operetta definition

  • noun:
    • A theatrical manufacturing that many of the musical components of opera it is less heavy and much more popular in subject and style and contains talked dialogue. Also referred to as light opera.
    • A lighter type of opera with a frivolous story and voiced discussion.
    • a brief, light, music drama.
    • a quick opera, usually of a light personality therefore from the class of comic opera or opera bouffe.
    • a short amusing opera

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