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The concept of operetta it derivates from operetta, an Italian word that is the diminutive of Opera (or "Opera" , in our language ). The term refers to a comic opera that deals frivolous themes .

The operetta combines sung fragments with spoken sections. Throughout the presentation, which is characterized by its absurd argument, alternate what musical and the dialogues . It should be noted that the notion also refers to libretto Yet the music of these works and even at gender in itself.

The operettas arose in the XIX century as a derivation of the operas Traditional The first were presented in France and then they became popular also in Austria .

According to specialists, the Parisian operetta is linked to gender known as opera-comique. Composers like Florimond Ronger and Jacques Offenbach appear among their drivers.

Refering to Viennese Operetta , arose by imitation of the Parisian, although it usually presents arguments more serious. Among its main creators appear Johann Strauss and his son, Johann Strauss II .

The influence of the operetta in other genres is notorious. The Operetta , he sainete and the magazine , for example, they adopted features of her.

At colloquial language , on the other hand, to what is grotesque or false He is mentioned as "Operetta". Thus it is possible to find expressions such as “These operetta revolutionaries make me funny”, "We are not going to succumb to an operetta conspiracy".

In Argentina Finally, operetta is a term used in a derogatory way to refer to a operation policy (a maneuver that is carried out with the intention of specifying something) that aims to provoke a hurt : "The main opposition candidate was harmed by a government operetta".

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