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Dramma giocoso
Italian - Mid 18th century
Literally, 'jocular drama'. Form that developed out of the opera buffa, marked by the addition of serious, even tragic roles and situations to the comic ones. Also referred to as Dramma giocoso per musica.

Notable composers: Haydn, Mozart, Salieri, Sarti, Rossini, Donizetti
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) 3*
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)