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  • noun A light popera with a frivolous story.

Etymologies

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Blend of pop and operetta

Examples

  • There are also some boy-girl ballads in the international poperetta style of Boublil-Schonberg, sung by Mr. Rawle and the demure Emma Williams (who was Truly Scrumptious in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” here), which suggest the aural equivalent of the figurines on a wedding cake.

    London Theater Journal: Up in Flames - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • There are also some boy-girl ballads in the international poperetta style of Boublil-Schonberg, sung by Mr. Rawle and the demure Emma Williams (who was Truly Scrumptious in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” here), which suggest the aural equivalent of the figurines on a wedding cake.

    London Theater Journal: Up in Flames - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • This 1989 poperetta, based on David Garnett's 1955 novel about musical beds in the south of France, has been brought back to life by the London theater's favorite mighty mouse, the

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