Opera vs. Operetta vs. Musical Theatre
Is /The Threepenny Opera/ an opera or an operetta, or is it musical theatre?
Is /The Beggar's Opera/ an opera or an operetta, or is it musical theatre?
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... operetta is in a strange corner compared to its european equivalent. ... what is arguably a tragic operetta in its original Opera Comique form ... In America, with little or no home-grown grand opera during this time, ... musicals, or approach them apologetically, they will be found wanting. ...
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- Re: Weill Bodies xpost
... that the musical theatre form wasn't being ... stretched here by an operetta kind of structure. ... Peter Stone's ending for Act I of Titanic - I think the last twenty to ... since the latter genre came well before the former (if you ...
- Singing Operetta
... The boundaries between opera and operetta, ... Broadway hit operettas of the first five decades of the 20th century, ... The songs included Song of the Vagabonds, Desert Song, Italian ...
- Re: Living in the Past (was Yesterday vs. Today)
... But in the mid-60s someone like Goulet or Cullum - both were trained primarily for musical theatre, ... Granted true opera singers are coddled; they don't do eight a week. ... who don't apparently know what the range of a real baritone is. ... These guys are twisting themselves inside out to be that bari-tenor composers are writing for. ...