comic opera, opera bouffe, bouffe, opera comique(noun)
opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
Opéra bouffe is a genre of late 19th-century French operetta, closely associated with Jacques Offenbach, who produced many of them at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens that gave its name to the form. Opéras bouffes are known for elements of comedy, satire, parody and farce. The most famous examples are La belle Hélène, Barbe-bleue, La vie parisienne, La Périchole and La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein.
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an opera in an extravagant burlesque style, with characters, music, and other accompaniments to match; is the creation of Offenbach (q. v.), his more distinguished successors in the production of which have been Lecocq, Hervé, and Strauss.
The numerical value of opera bouffe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of opera bouffe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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