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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A singer or dancer in an operatic organization ranked just below the primary singers and dancers.

Usage examples (6)
  • Then there's this one, from Tokyo in 1967, sung by two Italian basses of the second rank, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Philip) and Antonio Zerbini (who did mostly comprimario...
  • Some comprimario and secondo roles were doubled up: Vladimir Hristov was both a George Clooney-suave Marchese d'Obigny and a bland Dr. Grenvil; Giorgio Dinev, previously...
  • Chattanooga Symphony and has performed comprimario roles with the Chattanooga Opera.
  • Frankly I do not understand the reason for such splurge: one of these roles is a downright comprimario part, and two others don't have the music to make them stand out. for more
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