Leonard Bernstein

Operettas in English

Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" is an operetta. An operetta is like an opera, with one big difference. In opera, everything is sung, but in operetta, there are spoken lines between the singing.

Composers who wrote operettas in English include Sir Arthur Sullivan (who can't be separated from William S. Gilbert, who wrote the words for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas), Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, and Rudolf Friml.

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Music In This Episode

Orpheus in the Underworld: Can-Can

Pirates of Penzance: With Cat Like Tread

Mikado: Duet (Katisha and Ko-Ko)

Pirates of Penzance: I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Babes in Toyland: March

The Student Prince: Drink! Drink! Drink!

Rose Marie: Indian Love Call

Oh, Promise Me

The Irish Dragoon: Circus Galop

Candide: Overture