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What type of opera is Buffa?
opera buffa, (Italian: “comic opera”) genre of comic opera originating in Naples in the mid-18th century. It developed from the intermezzi, or interludes, performed between the acts of serious operas.
What are the 3 types of operas?
Types of Operas
- recitative – imitating the pattern and rhythm of speech.
- aria – when a character expresses feelings through a flowing melody.
- bel canto – Italian for “beautiful singing.”
- castrato – During the Baroque period, young boys were castrated before they reached puberty to avoid the deepening of the voice.