Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for operetta
- ‘He is an author of many operas, light operas, songs, cantatas.’
- ‘Remembering its roots as a Gilbert and Sullivan company, it mounts at least one of their popular light operas each season.’
- ‘This is the darkest of light operas and one that reveals its depths on the turntable, away from the distractions of staging.’
- ‘Its Performing Arts Department is treating the community to one of the world's most popular light operas.’
- ‘Early works by Herve (aka Florimond Ronger) and Adolphe Adam are considered by scholars to be the first light operas or operettas, but their works have been mostly forgotten.’
- ‘Dance music, marches and parlor pieces for the piano and songs made up the bulk of publications but cantatas and light operas also found their way into print.’
- ‘This doubtless made a change from the general run of dance music of the Victorian era which was often adapted from the light operas of the time.’
- ‘It has acquired the rights to 12 Gilbert and Sullivan light operas for presentation on PBS in 1984.’
- ‘‘Most civic light operas dream of having this much talent in one show,’ he said.’
- ‘The Company now performs Gilbert and Sullivan, other traditional light operas and modern musicals in roughly equal proportions.’
- ‘The composer considers it his best achievement, and it is certainly in outline much more to be admired than the light operas that the American people are raving about today.’
- ‘Their repertory included all the popular light operas of their day, but DeKoven's Robin Hood became the especial favorite, this opera receiving over a thousand performances at their hands.’
- ‘Between 1809 and 1831 Sir Henry Bishop composed at least twenty light operas.’
- ‘Hanmer and Park had adapted many European light operas for Weinbergers and we have performed many of their works.’
- ‘As I explored the site I found an interview he had given on the difference between singing in musicals or light operas, and singing as himself on an album.’
- ‘As is common in musicals and light operas, there are a couple of young men who win the hearts of their sweethearts, despite interference from ‘bad guys.’’
- ‘Since 1935 the Village Light Opera Group has given the New York public high quality productions of rarely performed light operas, operettas and Broadway musicals.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.