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Ballads, English

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View Resource Ballad Operas Online

A ballad opera is neither rife with ballads, nor an opera. Rather, a ballad opera is a "British stage production from 1728 to 1760 that combines a comic or sentimental play with musical numbers that re-used 'common Tunes' i.e. airs whose broad circulation allowed them to be recalled by title only." This ballad opera website was created at Oxford University and represents the collective efforts of...

http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/balladoperas/