An opera or operetta with a humorous plot, generally spoken dialogue, and usually a happy ending.
Opera with humorous situations, a story that ends happily, and, usually, some spoken dialogue.
Not to be taken seriously.
Comic-opera politics; a comic-opera style of uniform.
Comic-opera Sentence Examples
It was produced with great success in 1883, and was the first of a too short series of modern English operas; Mackenzie's second opera, The Troubadour, was produced by the same company in 1886; and his third dramatic work was His Majesty, an excellent comic opera (Savoy Theatre, 1897).