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Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in The Voice Box | 0 comments

Musical Term of the Week

by Melissa Wimbish

This musical term just looks like an alternative word for dramma giocoso..but it sounds kind of smarter.

opera semiseria – A type of Italian opera falling into neither of the classical genres of tragedy or comedy. Derived from the 18th-century French comedie larmoyante, it used serious subject matter, treated with strong melodramitc and sentimental colouring, with subsidiary comic elements often provided by servants, usually in a middle-class, and often contemporary, setting. (Definition provided by The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)

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