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Ballet opera
English - 18th century
Entertainment combining opera and ballet.
Originated in London as a reaction against Italian opera. Early examples used existing popular ballad tunes set to satirical texts. Also popular in Dublin and America. Influenced the German Singspiel, and subsequently 20th-century opera.
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) 2*
Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752)
Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Edward Loder (1813-1865)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)