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Operetta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Italian, operetta is the diminutive of opera, meaning ‘little’ or ‘short’ opera. As such, the term refers to works that recall operas in their format and ­conception but are ‘minor’ both in quantitative and qualitative terms – that is,...

Broadway Musical

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The Broadway musical is a type of musical theater that developed a distinct identity through shows created for the theaters of Broadway, New York, although the term is also commonly applied to shows created elsewhere which are thought...