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Opéra lyrique
French - Late 18th and 19th century
Literally, 'lyric opera'. Less grandiose than grand opéra, but without the spoken dialogue of opéra comique. (Term applied more to the genre as a whole than individual operas.). Also referred to as Conte lyrique, Episode lyrique, Pièce lyrique.

Notable composers: Gounod, Ambroise Thomas, Massenet
Jules Massenet (1842-1912) 2*