Definition of opera magica in US English:

opera magica

noun

rare
  • Opera with a fantastic or supernatural subject.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in W. H. Auden (1907–1973), poet and writer. Apparently from Italian opera opera + magica, feminine of magico magic, probably after German Zauberoper, lit. ‘magic opera’. The compound opera magica is apparently not attested in Italian.

Pronunciation

opera magica

/ˌɒp(ə)rə ˈmadʒɪkə/