Definitions for opera bouffe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comic opera, opera bouffe, bouffe, opera comique(noun)

    opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken


  1. Opéra bouffe

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Opera Bouffe

    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.


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