A sung-through (also through-sung) musical, musical film, songs-only version, songs-only edition, sing-along or opera is a musical play with no spoken dialogue.

Conversations, speeches, and musings are communicated musically through a combination of recitative, aria, and arioso. Early versions of this include the Italian genre of opera buffa, a light-hearted form of opera that gained prominence in the 1750s.[1][2]

A through-sung opera or other narrative work with continuous music may also be described as through-composed.

List of fully sung-through musicals

List of sung-through musicals with scattered lines

List of sung-through musicals depending on the production


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