What is another word for basso buffo?

70 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ bˈasə͡ʊ bˈʌfə͡ʊ], [ bˈasə‍ʊ bˈʌfə‍ʊ], [ b_ˈa_s_əʊ b_ˈʌ_f_əʊ]

Basso buffo is a musical term that refers to a bass singer who specializes in comic or humorous roles in an opera. Some synonyms for basso buffo include the term buffo bass, which is another word for a comic bass voice, or the term comic bass-baritone, which is a voice characterized by a lighter, more playful tone. Other synonyms for basso buffo include the phrases opera comic, or comedic operatic bass. Other terms used in different languages to describe this type of singer include Italian words like buffo basso, basso comico, and basso buffonesco, and the German word basso buffo komisch. Regardless of the terminology used, all of these words describe a low range voice that brings humor and entertainment to an operatic performance.

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