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Ballad opera in the United Stateslocked

  • Susan L. Porter
  •  and Kate Van Winkle Keller

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A form of popular musical theater (opéra comique) current in the early 18th century, in which spoken dialogue, usually of a humorous or satirical nature, alternated with sung parodies based on pre-existing lyrics to known melodies. John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (1728...

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