Friday, July 20, 2018

Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre to open "Amore Buffo"

The Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre will open the "Amore Buffo" ballet on June 6.

Opera buffa is an informal description of the Italian comic opera genre that is commonly associated with developments in Naples in the first half of the 18th century. Its popularity then spread to Rome and northern Italy.

Characterized by everyday settings, local dialects and simple vocal writing, opera buffa's main requirement is clear diction and a facility with patter.

"La Cilla," first performed in 1706, is commonly referred to as the first work in the genre.