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Operetta
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Designed as a folksy, comic parody of opera, operetta occupied a central place in the popular entertainment culture of Central Europe from the second half of the 19th to the first half of the 20th century. It enjoyed particular popularity in the Habsburg Empire and its capital, Vienna. For the large number of Jewish operetta creators, it offered a means of social integration while at the same time …

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Beller, Steven, “Operetta”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0599>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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