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comprimario

[ kom-pruh-mair-ee-oh, -mahr- ]
/ ˌkɒm prəˈmɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈmɑr- /
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noun, plural com·pri·mar·i·os.
a singer in an opera company who ranks below the lead singers and who usually sings secondary roles.
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Origin of comprimario

<Italian, equivalent to com-com- + primarioprimary
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