- a German opera, especially of the 18th century, using spoken dialogue and resembling ballad opera.
Origin of singspiel
Examples from the Web for singspiel
Historical Examples of singspiel
A Singspiel in three scenes, a free rendering of Comala with the original ending unchanged.Ossian in Germany
Leipsic and Vienna made earnest attempts to support the German "singspiel" (song-play).
The old German singspiel form is preserved in the original score of "Der Freischtz," which contains spoken dialogue.
Did not Wagner himself recommend a budding bard to start his musical career with a Singspiel?The Opera
- a type of comic opera in German with spoken dialogue, popular during the late 18th and early 19th centuries