Musical theatre

Musical theatre can be traced back to Ancient Greece

Opera-bouffe and operetta were popular from the 19th century to the First World War. Opera-bouffe and operetta are known as light opera. Examples include
  • Orpheus in the Underword by Offenbach
and the works of Gilbert and Sullivan such as

  • HMS Pinafore [1878]
  • Pirates of Penzance [1879]
  • the Mikado [1885]