Operetta vs. Opera

Operetta vs. Opera — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Operetta and Opera

Operettanoun

(music) A lighter version of opera with a frivolous story and spoken dialogue.

Operanoun

(music) A theatrical work, combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.

Operettanoun

a short amusing opera

Operanoun

(music) The score for such a work.

Operanoun

A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.

Operanoun

A company dedicated to performing such works.

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Operanoun

(by extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembling an opera.

Operanoun

A collection of work; lang=en.

Operanoun

a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

Operanoun

theater where opera is performed