Singspiel

A Singspiel ( ; plural: Singspiele; literally "sing-play") is a form of German-language music drama, now regarded as a genre of opera. It is characterized by spoken dialogue, which is alternated with ensembles, songs, ballads, and arias which were often strophic, or folk-like. Singspiel plots are generally comic or romantic in nature, and frequently include elements of magic, fantastical creatures, and comically exaggerated characterizations of good and evil.

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Singspiel - History
... By the early 17th century, miracle plays had grown profane, the word Singspiel is found in print, and secular Singspiele were also being performed, both in translated borrowings or ... which led to Hiller and Weisse being called "the fathers of the German Singspiel." ...
Jiří Antonín Benda - Operas
... und Bärbchen) (libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter, Singspiel, 1775, Gotha) Medea (libretto by Gotter, melodrama, 1775, Leipzig) Walder (libretto by Gotter, Singspiel ...
Comic Opera - German singspiel and Viennese operetta
... See also singspiel and operetta The singspiel developed in 18th-century Vienna and spread throughout Austria and Germany ... As in the French opéra comique, the singspiel was an opera with spoken dialogue, and usually a comic subject, such as Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782) ... Later singspiels, such as Beethoven's Fidelio and Weber's Der Freischütz, retained the form, but explored more serious subjects 19th century Viennese operetta was built on both the ...
Singspiel Stakes
... The Singspiel Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario ... Inaugurated in 2005, the race was named for Irish-bred Singspiel, who won the prestigious Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in 1996 and who was a son of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of ...
Charlotte Salomon - Singespiel
... Singspiel is a German music form resembling "operetta" in some respects, although actors’ parts are often spoken over, rather than sung with the music ... Singspiel was considered less elevated than opera proper, often being written in the vernacular (German or French) ... composers such as Bach and Hiller are known to have worked in the form, Singspiel often introduced folksongs, marches and narrative songs into its repertoire ...