List of operetta composers

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Sheet music from the operetta, Babes in Toyland, composed by Victor Herbert
Main article: Operetta

Operetta (literally "little opera") is a genre of light opera – light in terms of the subject matter and light in terms of the music itself. Operetta also shares many characteristics with musical theatre. The following is a list of composers who have written works in this genre:

Programme cover for an 1881 production of The Pirates of Penzance, composed by Arthur Sullivan

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ganzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre (3 Volumes). New York: Schirmer Books, 2001.
  • Traubner, Richard. Operetta: A Theatrical History. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1983